Electric Six

Electric Six

Eternal life can seem like an eternity. Ask any vampire. The continuous march of sun ups, sun downs, transformations of form, seductions, cape fittings & exsanguinations. Eventually it all just becomes an endless, tired routine. It all seems so exciting & so sexy to those of us who operate knowing we have limited time. But ask any vampire about the downside of eternal life, & you won't be surprised to hear tales of binge eating garlic bread just to feel the hurt, or of the occasional dangling of a wooden stake just over the center of the rib cage. Electric Six knows all about eternal life. Electric Six has been around forever & it can never die. That's lovely, but it's also very tiring. Fresh Blood For Tired Vampyres is the new release by Electric Six on Metropolis Records. One listen & you will immediately understand that the sexiest vampires are urban vampires. Where E6 has dabbled in dance, hip-hop & R&B in the past, Fresh Blood is the whole enchilada. It's thirteen songs designed to make the listener interested in smooth & nasty fuckin', the way they do it in the city. From the Grandmaster Flash-inspired Number Of The Beast to the super smooth tour of the NYC outer boroughs Mood Is Improving, the listener finds himself immediately deposited into an urban drop zone with hustlas & dickblockas coming from behind every corner. The radio-ready pop hits I'll Be In Touch & Dance With Dark Forces are the tracks that get the listener off the street & into the club. & it would not be an Electric Six album without an epic closer, that being the beautiful & haunting Spacewalkin', the ballad that assures the listener that the vampire has now fed & will live a thousand more years, albeit in outer space. Electric Six changes more frequently than change itself, but ultimately this just means they're never gonna put out the same album twice. Fresh Blood for Tired Vampires is poppy & smooth, nasty & raw...& oh so life affirming, especially if you are undead

Electric Six is:

Dick Valentine - Vocals
Da Ve - Guitar
Johnny Na$hinal - Guitar
Rob Lower - Bass
Tait Nucleus? - Keyboard
Two Handed Bob - Drums

Residual Kid

RESIDUAL KID is a 3-piece rock band from Austin, Texas. They have been called a grunge band, a punk band and "the badass teen band that just might change rock music" (Huffington Post). Very simply: they are teenagers and they do play rock music - Deven Ivy (17) is the singer/guitarist and brothers Ben (17) and Max Redman (15) play drums and bass respectively. Despite their youth the band is a sophisticated blend of rock equally influenced by early 90's grunge and today's more interesting underground music.
After meeting and coming together at the behest of an instructor at a youth rock camp, Residual Kid began performing around Austin. Soon after arriving on the scene it was clear that Residual Kid wasn't just a good kid band, they were just a good band - no qualifier needed. The band eventually released an EP to local acclaim and began performing at festivals like Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin City Limits and SXSW (as well emerging artist festivals such as New York's CMJ and Denver's Underground Music Showcase) and gaining industry attention along the way. In 2014 the band did sessions with Dinosaur Jr's J Mascis, Steve McDonald (OFF! / Redd Kross) and with Andrew Kelman (Cat Power, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion) at the Beastie Boys Oscilloscope Studios in New York.
In 2015 the band was signed to Warner Bros. Records imprint SIRE Records by SIRE founder Seymour Stein (who famously discovered the Ramones, Madonna, Talking Heads). Later that same year the band traveled to Europe for the first time performing at in clubs in London and at the Pukklepop Festival in Belgium, Oya Festival in Norway and Way Out West Festival in Sweden. When the band returned home they recorded their SIRE debut (SALSA) with Grammy nominated Chris "Frenchie" Smith (JET, ...Trail of Dead, Meat Puppets) at Bubble Studios in Austin.

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