Halloooo out there hell cats and kittens! I realize it’s way too early for a Halloween post, but it just sort of happened that I’ve got a bunch of bands to talk about this time that have a certain ‘spooky’ theme to them.
First off is the new video from Brooklyn’s own Twin Guns. Â We’ve blogged about their shows many a time– this terrific duo churn out some seriously dark garage rock with plenty of reverb and menace. Â They don’t quite sound like other garage bands of today and seem to reach back to the some of the best part of 80′s underground rock. Â This new video is quite the labor of love by main man Andrea plus a cast of a dozen or so of the usual suspects as zombies/killers etc: Killer Diller’s Charles Gaskins, Jake Rat, and Erin ‘spacegirlern’ Adams, to name a few. Enjoy!
Want more? Buy their 7″ on Killer Diller or follow them on Facebook. Just don’t get TOO close…
Next up we’ve got a band that came to us via the emailses- the Eeries. Â They come from the distinctly spooky locale of PHILADELPHIA (boo!), but the only thing scary about these guys is how good they are– SCARY good, you know? Â They’re young and hungry which you can tell partly from the number of releases they’ve been kicking out in the last 12 months.
One of their best so far is the Comes Alive EP, the latest on their bandcamp (free to download). Â There’s a remarkable mid 60′s garage pop feel to these recordings that recalls a more retro version of Thee Makeout Party. Â I can’t decide if I like the leadoff (“Walk You Home”, above) or this one, which is probably the most modern track on the release. Â Hmm. It’s probably this one.
If you like this band and you live here in New York, you’re in luck– I’ve got them coming for Hullabaloo! Friday September 16th at Bruar Falls in Williamsburg. Â They’re on first so get there early, girlies! Oh yeah and you can ‘like em‘ too.
Next up we have a band that more truly lives up their name. Â Strange Attractor is the project of a certain Yerf T. Spiderman (well that’s what he goes by on Facebook!) of Sudbury, Ontario. Â You might also know him from Statues, a group that’s toured Europe a number of times. Â This video was posted to our Facebook wall last week and I think you’ll agree: it’s strange.
It’s also fucking great! Â By the way, “doner” is what Turkish street food is called if it’s actually good. Not ‘gyro’. Â That’s my little cultural lesson for you today.
Anyways! The other videos of these guys on the youtubers remind me of also-Canadian-and-former-New-York residents the Nymphets (now in Sweden?)– twitchy, catchy, and cool. Â We’re working on bringing these folks down New York way sometime– stay tuned.