Hectorina, Hectagons!, The Sawyer Family


psychedelic garagey math pop band from Charlotte, NC


HECTAGONS! was started near the end of the year 2008 in Charlotte, North Carolina by Wyley Buck Boswell (of Hell Or High Water, Appalucia, Andy The Door Bum, etc...) and Richard Edwin Culp (of Zeus, The Pelicans, Andy The Door Bum, For Disaster, Hot House Hefftones, Pig Mountain, etc...) after the end of their band Clavius (www.myspace.com/claviusrocks). In the summer of 2009 Korey Dudley (of Abe Reid & The Spikedrivers, Tropic Culture, Afrojazziacs, American Fetus, etc...) joined on upright bass and HECTAGONS! was born. Many songs are written like "Get It On, Bang A Hectagon", "Hectagons On Holiday a.k.a. Beast Feast!", "Hectagons Love Trashy Women", "Hectagons All Night Long", "Hectagons In Hospitals a.k.a. Spicy Christ And The Beaver Ruin All Stars", "Hectagons Reject The Call a.k.a. Please Hang Up And Try Again", "Hectagons Spank Out The Gate", "Hectagons In Space", "Hectagons Go West a.k.a. A Honky Tonk Angel (To Hold Me Tight)", "Speedy Hectagonzales", and more. Since the Summer of 2009 HECTAGONS! has shared the stage with Birds Of Avalon, Fight Amp, Grids, Maserati, Twin Tigers, Scapegoat, 25 Minutes To Go, The Have And The Have Nots, MonstrO, The Lights Fluorescent, Junior Bruce, Death Becomes Even The Maiden, The Lesser Pauls, Zeus, Sundrone, For Disaster, 2013 Wolves, Andy The Door Bum, Pain After Death, Shroud Eater, The Vessel, The Emotron, Sign Of The Southern Cross, Bo White, The Art Department, Culture Prophet, PPR, Treephort, Planet Piss, Husky, Radio Taiwan, Arsonists Vs. Arborists, Boolow, Southside Punx, and more. PLEASE KEEP LISTENING! best heard at the loudest possible volume...

The Sawyer Family

"Stoner Americana Thunder... like Slim Cessnas Auto club formed a side project that was part Black Flag part Black Sabbath.."

Drawing inspiration from the gloomy climate of the Pacific Northwest, The Sawyer Family are, at once, steeped in mythology and darkness, and eerily real. Originally formed in 2001 in Eugene, Oregon, the band has continuously evolved in the decade since, writing darker, heavier material, but still retaining the flairs of melody and harmony their fans came to expect from them. Their first release, the "Scary as Hell" EP, dropped them squarely into the roots rock scene of the Northwest. This batch of songs, along with their full length follow-up, "The Sawyer Family Album," solidified their reputation as purveyors of swampy, creepy rock and roll and got them gigs with bands such as The Red Elvises, The KoffinKats, The Blasters, and Dick Dale. Still confined primarily to the West Coast, they continued writing, putting more and more distance between the rootsy sound of their beginnings and their new direction of melodic metal with a dark tinge of humor.

The release of their second full length album, "Why Did God Create The Sawyer Family," brought them critical acclaim as well as a demand to venture further into the country. They began working relentlessly, setting up tours and writing the next album. Their energetic live show, along with constant new material, made almost every show different, and it wasn't long before they were ready to record the next album, "The Burning Times." With this release, they began to show their refined dark side.

Sometimes slow, sometimes blindingly fast, but always melodic and orchestrated, "The Burning Times" set The Sawyer Family apart from their past as a straightforward rock group. They soon sold about 2000 hard copies and countless digital downloads while independently traveling around the country, appealing to punk rock, metal, and roots rock fans alike. It was not long before they had visited nearly every state playing over 400 shows since 2009, from dive bars to festivals. As they have refined their ever evolving, sometimes unpredictable, songwriting, they've left a burgeoning fanbase wanting more all around the United States. The music is sometimes compared to Queens of the Stone Age, Mr. Bungle, early Metallica, and Corrosion of Conformity and, while these are all influences, there is still great variety in the songwriting with nods to fifties doo-wop, surf, and early punk rock. In many ways, their fearless songwriting and refusal to be pigeon-holed in one genre has become the Sawyer Family's trademark and what their fans have come to expect from a show, whether they are sharing the stage with Mondo Generator or The Cherry Poppin' Daddies one night, to The Goddamn Gallows and Joe Buck the next. The sure thing, however, is their vintage feel in today's era of electronic music; drums, guitars, and bass.

$5.00 - $7.00


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