Palmyra Delran with The GTV's, Stupidity, and Midwestern Exposure

Palmyra Delran

Palmyra Delran, celebrated as the high-octane engine and guitar siren behind the '90s chick-powered retro garage-pop band The Friggs, will perform at NYC's The Cutting Room on May 31st alongside NYC favorites The Brimstones. Palmyra will be playing songs off her sassy trash-pop solo album You Are What You Absorb which premiered on WNYC Soundcheck's "Check Ahead" series and is out now.

Last month, Palmyra premiered the music video for "You're My Brian Jones" off You Are What You Absorb on, featuring Nashville singer Boo Ray and a cameo by The Ettes – PRESS HERE to watch. Palmyra has also released The Making of "You're My Brian Jones" – PRESS HERE to watch. The song was selected by Little Steven Van Zandt as his personal pick for "Coolest Song of 2012" on SiriusXM's Little Steven's Underground Garage.

You Are What You Absorb offers up an intoxicating romp through the influences that have come to define Palmyra, but more importantly, that she has helped to define. These 12 tracks overflow with Palmyra's signature punk grit, hook-laden melodies, bright surf-pop, retro sass and cut-to-the-bone lyrics, reminding us that her unique rock 'n' roll spirit is just as captivating today as it was nearly two decades ago. PRESS HERE to listen to Palmyra's most recent single "Shy Boy," which Little Steven premiered as "The Coolest Song In The World."

The GTVs

In 1992, Sam Steinig started Mondo Topless. After 19 years, 5 albums, a bunch of singles, tracks on comps, and tours domestic and abroad, it was finally time to call it quits in early 2011.

It didn't take long to decide what the hell to do: form another band. The GTVs are in some ways similar to Mondo Topless (one foot firmly planted in 60s garage), and in other ways not. There's a healthy dose of Stax Soul, some groovy instrumentals (think Brian Auger/Georgie Fame), and a definite desire to get butts shaking and shimmying.

Sam supplants his trademark Vox Continental organ with an old Hohner Pianet for some added trash and raunch.

Jake Morton (guitar), formerly of Montana's International Playboys joined, injecting a crunchy mix of punk-infused soul. Steve Cropper meets Larry Parypa (Sonics) would be a good comparison

Scott Galper (drums) comes to us from the Pacific Northwest via Pittsburgh (or is it the other way around? I can't remember). He did time in surf outfit The Galaxy Trio (part of the Estrus Records stable) and noisemeisters The Heretics (Get Hip Recordings) in the 90s.

Dean McNulty played bass in Philly's Emma a decade ago, dropped out for a while, tuned in to the soul thump of Duck Dunn, and showed up on Sam's doorstep ready to provide the requisite thud and boom this new combo requires.

Midwestern Exposure

The story of Midwestern Exposure begins way back in a time long forgotten by most. It's a epic tale of adventure, romance and erotica; filled with ups, downs and in-betweens.... but I'm getting tired of writing so I'll just cut to the chase. Cam plays some stuff, Jeff plays some other stuff and Forrest plays yet more stuff. When their powers combined they are.... Captain Planet or something even cooler like when the Power Rangers combined all their sweet robot things into one enormous even cooler robot with a awesome sword.



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