Brooklyn-based rock’n’roll band SAVAK, formed in 2015 by members of
The Obits, Holy Fuck, The Cops and Nation of Ulysses.
The new album follows a compelling progression from their past
releases—equally the most punk rock and sublime record in their
repertoire. Beg Your Pardon features everything from noisy careeners
and ‘80s hardcore nods to slightly glammy stompers and straight-up,
New Zealand-inspired, guitar-pop songs (and that’s just in the first
10 minutes of side one).
The band recorded and produced Beg Your Pardon themselves in their
Gowanus practice space and then handed off the songs to Mikey Young
(Royal Headache, Kelley Stoltz), Geoff Sanoff (Nada Surf, Luna), Ed
Ackerson (The Jayhawks, John Wesley Harding) and Matthew Barnhart
(Superchunk, METZ) to mix.
Devils Teeth came together as a lean but efficient three-piece in 2016, with Jon Hanusa on vocals and guitar, Eric Arsnow on vocals and bass, and Chuck Engel on drums. Dropping the apostrophe “just because”, the band quickly found themselves sharing the stage with notables like Dick Dale, The Blind Shake, Local H, The Toxenes and Left Lane Cruiser. After releasing some lo-fi rehearsal tracks, the band set to work on their debut in the summer of 2017 — aiming to be more than a traditional garage rock throwback. Channeling inspiration from Brucesploitation and Herschall Gordon Lewis films as well as surf and psychedelic sounds from decades past, the band holed up in Arsnow’s sweaty basement to self-produce the album. Months later, the band emerged with ten songs that blend the reverb-drenched energy of surf rock with the dissonance of post-punk and the theatrics of Spaghetti Western soundtracks.
Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends is a rock band formed in Oakland, California in 2015 by Vocalist/Guitarist/Songwriter Conan Neutron. The records feature Melvins drummer Dale Crover on drums and Tony Ash on bass. The live shows feature Neutron, Ash and a revolving cast of excellent players and their style is influenced by classic rock, noise rock and post-punk.
Big rock thrills in a post-punk package. Arena rock for smart-asses and malcontents. Milwaukee, WI by way of Oakland, CA. Former: Replicator Current: Trophy Wives. Melvins adjacent
Spangle, sweat, sass, and stagecraft
RIYL: Queens of the Stone Age, Alice Cooper Band, Cheap Trick, the Jesus Lizard, and... sure... the Melvins