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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Redd Kross - Hot Issue

Redd Kross - Hot Issue (vinyl rip)
In WAV - Scans are included

01.Insatiable Kind
03.Pop Show
04.Take It Home
05.That Girl
06.It's A Scream
07.Switchblade Sister
08.Puss N Boots
09.Don't Take Your Baby Downtown
10.Moon Sun (No Limit)
12.Born To Love You

Turn of the century rarities recorded by Redd Kross in Hollywood between 1981 and 2007. Hot Issue is a compilation that was self-released by the band and sold out immediately, becoming a collector item which reaches insane prices in the second hand market. Top quality recordings that focus on the band's most explosive creativity period in the '90s. Created to be a complete play experience with unreleased and rare tracks compiled from the Jeff McDonald archives. A total must for all Redd Kross fans around the world. 

This record Kicks major ass from start to finish! Get it fast!

Sunday, May 21, 2017


In Wav - Scans are included

A1-Bustin' Out Of Tights 
A2-Psychotic Girl 
A3-Big Daddy 
A5-Jack The Ripper 
A6-That's Why 
B1-(Theme From) The Unknown 
B2-The Widow 
B3-Little Girl 
B4-Next In Line 
B6-Gone Away 

Spawned by the '77 generation of New York City gutter punks -and even farther back to Michigan's MC5 and Stooges, members of The Beguiled wanted to keep the spirit of sleazy rock and roll alive upon the 1988 release of their first LP Gone Away. After a two year hiatus of each member traveling around the world separately, they returned and released a 7" on Estrus Records three years later. Tragically, after their second album Blue Dirge came out in 1994, guitarist Mike Ball was killed by a drunk driver and unfortunately ending The Beguiled prematurely.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

NIKKI CORVETTE's - Wild Record Party!

NIKKI CORVETTE's - Wild Record Party!
In wav - Scans are included

1 Ready, Steady Go
2 Rock Your Baby
3 Walking Out On Love
4 Great Big Kiss
5 Day By Day
6 Girls Talk
7 Under My Wheels
8 High School
9 Wild About You
10 Love Is Strange
11 Love Me
12 What's On My Mind

Born in Detroit, MI, as Dominique Lorenz, NIKKI CORVETTE was the lead singer of the Nikki and The Corvettes from 1977 to 1981, when the group disbanded.

Corvette returned to music in 2003, forming a new band called Nikki and the Stingrays.

After the release of the album "Back to Detroit" on Dollar Records, Corvette moved back to Detroit.

In 2009 Nikki and Amy Gore of the Gore Gore Girls formed the band Gorevette.

Monday, May 8, 2017

The VICE BARONS : Shockwave!

The VICE BARONS : Shockwave

Get it for FREE on Bandcamp

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Don Juan Y Los Blancos - Poder Blanco!

Don Juan Y Los Blancos - Poder Blanco!
In WAV - Scans are included

1. Sweet Beat
2. That's All
3. Mean Streak
4. Chicken Walk
5. Better This Way
6. Bop On
7. That Lucky Old Sun
8. Feel so blue
9. Runnin'
10. Don't Quit Me Baby
11. Bottom Of The Bottle
12. Wild Gal
13. Tick Tock

Don Juan y Los Blancos are one of the best bands in L.A., mixing up Garage Rock 'n' Roll and Rhythm & Blues, with nothing to prove, other than you don't have to be able to pronounce you're favorite bands' name.

Don Juan, a young Mexican immigrant, who came to the States in search of a band. After years of deep thinkin' and heavy drinkin', Don Juan and his Blancos finally assembled in 2008, exploding on to the LA scene, rockin' out full force, and charming the socks off their audiences.
The band features Don Juan and Becky Blanca, two dueling lead singers shouting their lungs out at each other.

The outfit is completed by their solid band of Blancos, whose pulsating vibrations will hit you hard.
If you're looking for that solid-rockin', soul-stompin', garage-crazed sound, Don Juan Y Los Blancos are the band for you.

Monday, May 1, 2017

9 YEARS of this BLOG

Today is a special day, not only because it's the birthday of yours truly but also because we celebrate 9 YEARS of this BLOG...... And also most probably the last year of it...

And what a better way to celebrate than with ...

Friday, April 28, 2017

Hanni El Khatib - Will The Guns Come Out

Hanni El Khatib - Will The Guns Come Out
In WAV - Scans are included

Will The Guns Come Out
Build. Destroy. Rebuild
Fuck It, You Win
Dead Wrong
Come Alive
Loved One
Heartbreak Hotel
Wait Wait Wait
Garbage City
You Rascal You
I Got A Thing (Bonus Track)

Hanni El Khatib grew up in San Francisco raised on a molotov cocktail of skateboarding, punk rock, and 1950s and 60s classic Americana. Influenced by pioneers of early rock and R&B, the multi-instrumentalist and producer derives his unique sound from a menagerie of inspirations, including 50's and 60's blues, soul, garage rock and doo-wop.

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Hentchmen - Ultra Hentch

The Hentchmen - Ultra Hentch
In FLAC - Scans are included

1 Fly Catcher
2 Don't You Just Know It
3 Find Me A Girl
4 Nervous Reck
5 County Line
6 Plumbline Stomp
7 Never Met A Girl Like You Before
8 Get Outta My Way
9 Chicks & Cars
10 Mothball
11 Five Year Itch
12 Red Ponytail
13 Hot Rod Millie
14 Hentchbeat
15 Blue Bull Blues
16 Since I Last Saw You

Formed in October of 1992, the Hentchmen were one of the most popular live acts in lower Michigan throughout the '90s. Featuring organist/vocalist Johnny Volare, guitarist Tim V. Eight, and drummer Chris Handyside, the band performed a primitive garage band sound that utilized few instruments and referenced their heroes in '60s music. They began performing around Ann Arbor and Detroit, gaining a small but rabid fanbase. They released their eponymous debut and produced several indie singles, eventually scoring a contract with Norton Records in New York City. "The Hentch" began touring nationally, keeping their home base in Michigan while seeing the rest of the country. They released another album before Handyside was gone, replaced by drummer Mike Audi. With Audi on board they recorded Broad Appeal and Motorvatin', both popular local hits that never quite branched out into larger exposure. Still, one didn't need to pity the Hentchmen. They'd been at it for almost a decade, and had toured ten times more than your average garage rock slickers. In other words, those in the know already knew. In 2003, Norton issued the Three Times Infinity LP to critical and local acclaim; a year later, the band debuted on the Times Beach imprint with Form Follows Function. Italy released Hentch.Forth.Five, a collection of early works, in 2007.

Special Thanks to Iñigo for this frantic contribution!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

The VICE BARONS - Glamour and Barreled Guns

The VICE BARONS - Glamour and Barreled Guns 
(The Demos)

If everything goes according to the plan, 2017 should be seeing the release of The Vice Barons new full length, "Glamour and Barreled Guns". It will be exactly 20 years since their latest album Steel Blue Moods


The VICE BARONS will also be playing at THE SJOCK FESTIVAL this year and will perform live some of these brand new tracks for the very first time. Don't miss it.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Hentchmen - Motorvatin'

The Hentchmen - Motorvatin'
In FLAC - Scans are included

1 Polish Lady  
2 Life Story  
3 Rat Bones  
4 Take Me Back To The Arcade  
5 Poor Sherilee  
6 Naked Sister  
7 West Side Brat  
8 Elektra  
9 (Cryin' Just Like) Otis  
10 Two Tone Belair  
11 Half Step Away  
12 Every Girl I See  
13 Yesterday's Trash  
14 Leaving The Highlands  
15 Hot Rod Millie  
16 Take A Good Look  
17 So Many Girls

Special Thanks to Limburg for this rocking contribution

Friday, April 7, 2017

The Victims - All Loud On The Western Front

The Victims - All Loud On The Western Front
In FLAC - Scans are included

1 Television Addict
2 Flipped Out Over You
3 High School Girls
4 T.V. Freak
5 I Understand
6 Open Your Eyes
7 Perth Is A Culture Shock
8 Disco Junkies

The Victims were a punk band from Perth, Western Australia, active in 1977-79. The band's members were Dave Flick (Dave Faulkner) on guitar and vocals, James Baker (drums) and Rudolph V (Dave Cardwell) on bass.

In 1977, The Victims released their debut single, "Television Addict"/"I'm Flipped Out Over You", of which only 1,000 copies were pressed. The following year they released an EP entitled simply The Victims, which included five tracks: "I Understand", "Open Your Eyes", "TV Freak", "High School Girls" and "Disco Junkies".

Special Thanks to Iñigo for this punky contribution!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Hentchmen - Broad Appeal

The Hentchmen - Broad Appeal
In FLAC - Scans are included

1 Michigan Blues
2 Slow Down
3 Casmere And Campau
4 Chrissy Rides Again
5 Half Step Away
6 Exit 154
7 Old Enough To Drive
8 Four Eyed Buick
9 Red Hot Car
10 Lookin' For A Girl
11 Shadow Play
12 Leaving The Highlands
13 My Catalina
14 Nothing To Say
15 Celibate Stroll
16 Lucille

Special Thanx to Limburg for this fine contribution

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Victims - Real Wild Child

The Victims - Real Wild Child
In WAV -Scans are included

1. Gotta Find a Substitue
2. Real Wild Child
3. Lost and Found
4. Buy Your Love
5. Nothin of My Own
6. I Want Head
7. Victims Theme
8. What I Want
9. Too Late
10. Nobody But You
11. Dance with You Baby
12. She's So Hot
13. Annette

This is truely one of the "great lost" late '70s NYC punk albums. These guys are/were completely in touch with the best of everything relating to early rock and roll. Every track on this disc is a killer. It's a total must have. It's only been available on a very small pressing from a long gone label and until now it's been few and far between. Got this way back in day from Patrick of SOTD. So all the credit goes to him.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Fleshtones ‎– Soul Madrid

The Fleshtones ‎– Soul Madrid
In FLAC - Scans are included

1. The Dreg (Fleshtones-77)
2. Stop Fooling Around
3. I See The Light
4. Moon Dawg 88
5. Nothing's Gonna Bring Me Down
6. I Got A Line On You
7. Fingertips Part III
8. All Around The World
9. Los Reyes Del Piel Negro (Leather Kings)
10. Hexbreaker 
11. Hall Of Fame
12. Get Down With It
13. Let's Go In '69
14. It's Too Late
15. Sha La La Reprise

A great, lively live recording by the band's then-label of a show at The Rock Club in Madrid, SP, from 12/20/88. Fantastic as one would come to expect from this great live band.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Bullet Proof Lovers - Shot Through The Heart on RUMBAR Records

The hardest working man in show business today, KURT BAKER, and his spanish friends Luiyi Costa: Guitars, backing vocals - 
Juan Irazu: Guitars, backing vocals - Gonzalo Ibañez: Bass - Joseba Arza: Drums hit it again under the Bullet Proof Lovers moniker.

Produced by Bullet Proof Lovers & Wyatt Funderburk this new record shows how Kurt ans his amigos bleed, sweat, and shred big hooks, loud guitars, a thundering rhythm section, and pop sensibility, ravaged with elements of Fred "Sonic" Smith, Primal Scream, The Hellacopters, and The Hives... CD packaging includes full Lyric Sheet to all songs, play loud and sing along!!

PURCHASE IT HERE and Get two shots from the Rum Bar with the Bullet Proof Lovers 'Shot Through The Heart' and 'S/T' CD's in hi-def, un-breakable, stere-o-phonic sounds!! All Bundles come with Bullet Proof Lovers band logo Button and Koozie, Alright Alright!!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Milk 'N' Cookies ‎– Milk 'N' Cookies

Milk 'N' Cookies ‎– Milk 'N' Cookies
In FLAC - Scans are included

1-1 (Dee, Dee You're) Stuck On A Star 3:01
1-2 Little, Lost And Innocent 2:52
1-3 Six Guns 2:05
1-4 We Go On Dancing 1:47
1-5 Rabbits Make Love 2:10
1-6 Not Enough Girls (In The World) 3:34
1-7 Chance To Play 2:23
1-8 The Last Letter 3:50
1-9 Just A Kid 2:40
1-10 Ready Steady 2:01
1-11 Nots 2:17
1-12 Broken Melody 2:18
1-13 Tinkertoy Tomorrow 2:26
1-14 Good Friends 2:30
1-15 Wok N'Woll 2:40
1-16 Typically Teenage 2:36
1-17 Buy This Record 2:38
1-18 Not Enough Girls (In the World) [Warner Bros Demo] 3:33

2-1 Not Enough Girls (In The World) [2nd version RSD 7"] 3:45
2-2 On The Out (Demo) 2:17
2-3 Girls In Gangs (Demo) 2:57
2-4 Naked City (Demo) 2:05
2-5 Why Is Life (Demo) 2:27
2-6 Randy Slut (Demo) 1:41
2-7 Auto Fade (1973 Band Practice) 3:25
2-8 Bop The Do (1973 Band Practice) 2:46
2-9 English Tea (1973 Band Practice) 4:12
2-10 Hitter (1973 Band Practice) 2:40
2-11 Move Fast (1973 Band Practice) 2:12
2-12 I Don't Want To Know It (1973 Band Practice) 2:07
2-13 Good Enough To Eat (1973 Band Practice) 3:21
2-14 Hello Girlie (1973 Demo) 2:38
2-15 You Got My Shoes (1973 Demo) 2:22
2-16 Space Drag (1973 Demo) 3:16
2-17 We Go On Dancing (1973 Band Practice) 4:04
2-18 Chance To Play (1973 Band Practice) 2:18
2-19 Last Letter (1973 Band Practice) 3:20
2-20 Wok N'Woll (1973 Demo Tape) 2:19
2-21 Just A Kid (1973 Demo Tape) 2:44
2-22 Not Enough Girls (1973 Demo Tape) 3:02
2-23 Stuck On A Star (1973 Demo Tape) 2:55
2-24 Good Friends (1973 Demo Tape) 2:38
2-25 Six Guns (1973 Demo Tape)

Special Thanks to JPaul for this great contribution

Sunday, March 12, 2017

The Hentchmen

The Hentchmen
In WAV - Scans are included

Messed Up My Brain
Iron Pimp
Claude's Remains
Wild Wild Lover
Aladdin's Castle
Worry Converter
Bottled Up
On My Way Home
Old Enough To Drive
Knockin At My Door
No Juke Box Hits

More Hentchmen.....

Thanx to Limburg for this contribution

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Glenn Robinson - Unimpressed

Glenn Robinson (born January 9, 1985) is an American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in West Warwick, Rhode Island, who has been a member of various bands including Unibrows, The Prozacs, The Paranoids, and The Pogs. 

In December 2012 he released his first solo E.P. titled Total Fiasco, followed by the full-length album, Modern Mistakes, released on Jolly Ronnie Records in October 2013. His latest release, "Unimpressed" was also released in 2016 on on Jolly Ronnie Records.

Robinson is influenced by the simplicity of three-chord, pop punk acts such as Green Day, Descendents and Weezer.  Yours truly had a very interesting chat with the man:

1) Glenn, you declare "Having fun making music since '97". We would like you to tell the viewers of this blog your full story. Were you in bands before? Or did you make a solo career right from the start? We want to hear it all from you!

Well, I started drumming when I was ten years old, got into punk rock shortly after and started my first band about a year later and I haven’t stopped making music since. I’m primarily a drummer and have played in a handful of bands and projects over the years. My long term bands were The Paranoids (1998-2007) and Unibrows (2002-2012) . I also had a brief moment in the Prozacs after high school and played on their Monsters Night Out EP.
I started writing my own songs around 14 or 15 years old. The first song I ever recorded was a 30 second song called “ I Am Satan”. I uploaded it to Napster under the name Eye Suck. My means of recording was pretty pitiful. Here’s the rundown of my shitty set up: I plugged headphones into the microphone jack, taped them from the ceiling, recorded drums, then draped the headphones in front of an amp to record guitar. Then I’d bounce those tracks onto another cassette to record vocals. Thinking about that now makes my head spin. Over the years my methods of recording and songwriting improved which eventually lead to my first proper release “Total Fiasco” in 2012. So yeah…this was a long time in the making!

2) What is your favorite topic/topic that comes easily when you write a new song?

I have a few go-to topics: Songs like “Wavelengths”, “Tambourine”, “Hang Around and Stay Awhile” and “Waste No Time” are all about my wife. She’s easy to write about. I also like to vaguely write about what it feels like to have anxiety and how it makes you feel like you’re going insane at times. Songs like “Outta My Head”, “Feeling Amplifier” and “Nothing” cover that subject pretty well. Then there are songs like “Rear Ending a Hearse” and “Gimme Insanity” and the entire Desk Job EP that deal with that sinking feeling of knowing that you have to work most of your life away. Lastly, there’s the more light hearted, nihilistic tunes like “Everybody!” and “Unimpressed”. I can always find something to write about.

3) About your latest full length, "Unimpressed", can you explain the choice of the title (what are you unimpressed about?) and the choice of the artwork? Are you taking care of your own artwork?

I’m not unimpressed by much. If anything, I’m easily amazed by things like a child. Sometimes I feel like we’re living in the future with all of the stuff we have access to.  As I get older, I see that more people become jaded, stuck in their ways and don’t really get excited about much. It’s kind of a bummer. I wanted the album cover to scream “Look at all this cool shit! Why do we hate all of it?”. Who knows if I articulated that well?
I normally handle everything as far as artwork goes because I am a controlling Graphic Designer. However, this piece was done by somebody else. I fell in love with the color scheme and its retro futuristic outer space style. Fun fact: The song “Retro futuristic Nightmare” was the last song written for this album and it was inspired from this artwork.

4) To what kind of music did you listen to as a teenager and does it still influence your today work? What was your favorite band as a teenager? Name 3 bands that you consider still have a influence on your own work today.

Green Day without a doubt. They’re still a very controversial band as far as “what’s punk and what’s not” bullshit, but they haven’t let me down in 23 years. I listened to (and still do) a lot of the old Lookout bands, Descendents, Dead Milkmen and all that good stuff.
As far as songwriting goes, I still look to Green Day because they are the kings of “less is more” and perform it with such power and precision. I still look to The Vandals for their shear insanity and dark humor. I look to the Descendents for their honest lyrics and their ability to sound rough while still being melodic.

5) Is there any video made to promote one of the songs of the new album? 

No. Promoting myself has always been my biggest weakness. Whenever I finish something, I'm always ready for the next thing. Not always a good thing ha! My friend Sean did come the studio when we were tracking the song “Everybody!” and filmed a bunch of stuff. I was supposed to piece it together to make a little promo video but it never happened. Maybe I should start that…

6) What can concert goers expect at a Glenn Robinson concert? Are you playing any famous cover songs? 

If you listen to the live EP “More Applause in the Monitors, Please” you can get a real, honest experience of what we’re like live. I’m just kidding, that was a live recording with added sound effects of applause, riots, police sirens and news coverage.
In reality you can expect to hear 10-12 short fast songs with a cover thrown in. I’ve only played about ten shows with my own band. We have performed a handful of cover songs, I don’t know if they’re considered famous, but we’ve done songs like “Crash” by the Primitives, “Attitude” by the Misfits, “Dean’s Dream” by the Dead Milkmen, and “Punk Guy” by NOFX. Anything that fits within the context of the set is an option.

7) Does West Warwick, Rhode Island have a long history of power pop punk bands or are you the only rocker in town??

West Warwick is pretty quiet as far as music goes. Sadly, it’s probably best known for the Station nightclub fire which happened only a street away from where I live. Luckily, Rhode Island is a VERY small state and if you travel about 15 miles north, you’ll find an eclectic mix of artists, musicians and venues in Providence. It’s a small state but there is no shortage of creativity. I’m far from the only rocker. Most of my friends are incredible musicians who can outshine what I do in many ways!

8) What are the plans for 2017? Is there a new record in the making ? Are you coming over to Europe soon?

My wife and I are new parents so that’s been our plan! But as far as music goes, I began recording my third album in January. The last album was such a rush and everything was so fast - it was kind of a blur. It was totally a lot fun to write that way, but I kind of want to do the opposite for this one. I usually shy away from over-doing things in the studio because I feel like your recordings should closely represent what you sound like live. However, performing live has become less of an option lately so now I want all the bells and whistles for this album. I’m taking more time with each song and make sure they reach their full potential. If that means that some of these songs won’t translate well on stage, then so be it. I just want it to be a great listen. Also, I have a lot going on in my life right now so I’ll continue working on it when the time is right. So far there are three songs tracked and they are all very different from each other. There’s a straight up punk rock song, a ska song and a Gin Blossoms type song. It’s shaping up to be pretty fucking fun! There aren’t any other details at the moment other than that it will definitely be released on Jolly Ronnie Records and produced by Chris Piquette at No Boundaries Studios. Sadly, no plans to play any shows at the moment. I would LOVE to travel to Europe to play some shows in the future though. That would fucking rule!

9) And now a tough question: For viewers of this blog who don't have much money and could only afford to buy ONE item from you, which album would you advice?

Umm I’d say buy Unimpressed from the Jolly Ronnie Records store. You’ll get a lot of cool shit along with your order. One time I got some Garbage Pail Kids cards and a comb.

10) Anything you wanna say to the viewers of this blog?

Be creative and don’t take any shit.

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Brother Brick "Stranded In the Nineties"

Brother Brick "Stranded In the Nineties" 2XCD
In WAV - Scanss are included

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, BROTHER BRICK played DETROIT and PUNK-tinged rock ’n’roll thru the early to late 90’s. They released one obscure studio album called “A Portable Altamont”on an even obscurer French label as well as numerous 7”singles on great labels such as Estrus, Dog Meat and Bang! Collected here on two CD’s you’ll find all the bands studio recordings (even their impossible to find debut cd/ep “Getting’Beyond A Shit”) as well as live stuff, demos and covers. All tracks carefully remastered from original studio tapes with a few tracks rescued from cassette tape oblivion. BROTHER BRICK are a must for fans of HIGH ENERGY Aussie rock’n’roll a la RADIO BIRDMAN, THE EASTERN DARK and THE SAINTS!

CD1 :
CD2 + artwork:

Thanx to Limburg for this rocking contribution

Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Out of the ashes of The LOVE ME NOTS comes a new all girl garage-psych-rock band: The DARTS (US)! The quartet is featuring  Nicole Laurenne: Vocals/organ; Michelle Balderrama: Vocals/guitar; Christina Nunez: Vocals/bass and Rikki Styxx: Vocals/drums. 

Their two E.P.'s are so brilliant yours truly had no other option than to have a chat with Nicole who told us everything: how the girls met, the release of the two E.P.'s; the deal with London based label DIRTY WATER and the forthcoming Eurotour.

1) Nicole, you are no newcomer to the Arizona Rock'n'roll scene. We would like you to tell the viewers of this blog your full story. And first, does your presence in the Darts mean the end of the Love Me Nots or are the Darts a side-project of yours.We want to hear it all from you!

You want to hear it all, huh? Be careful what you wish for…I started playing classical piano as a kid, eventually traveling and competing pretty seriously throughout my school years. In college, I accompanied opera students with their voice lessons and dabbled a little with pop bands in Michigan. Eventually as I got busier as a law student in Arizona, my classical chops began to fade a little, so I started a jazz trio that performed regularly for a few years at the resorts in Tucson. My first experience playing keys in a busy gigging rock band was a hilarious cover band called Sidebar, made up of judges and lawyers in Phoenix, that would somehow pack every show they played. That led to my first ‘real’ rock band, called Blue Fur, which did original new-wave-tinged stuff and put out a couple of records on our own. Michael Johnny Walker, guitarist for The Sonic Thrills at the time, saw Blue Fur and we eventually started up The Love Me Nots together - which is how I met Christina, the bassist for that group. Michael and I got married a few years later and The Love Me Nots signed with a label in Paris, so we got to tour Europe and all over the US many times, in addition to putting out 5 albums and a bunch of other amazing opportunities. We started our own record label, Atomic A Go Go, and also put out other records as Zero Zero (electro-fuzz-pop) and Motobunny (garage-pop) over the years., along with an album by Le Zets (rock).

The minute I saw Michelle play, I told her I wanted to be in a band with her; that was years ago at a show in San Diego actually. In late 2015, Michelle was at a Love Me Nots show in LA and I finally point-blank told her to send me a song or two that we could work up together. She sent “Running Through Your Lies” and “Revolution” and I was immediately hooked on her songwriting talent. By mid-2016 we had recruited Christina and Rikki, who were as excited as we were to finally put together an all-girl awesome garage project, and the first EP was written and recorded across two states without all four of us ever being in the same room at the same time. Bob Hoag mixed all the tracks together and we all fell in love with it. We did the second EP the same way a couple of months later.

During all of this, The Love Me Nots had been touring Europe and working on a new record, but Michael and I ran into hard times on a personal level and separated in the summer of 2016. As sad as it is to admit, The Love Me Nots are presumably over at this point. Thankfully, I have never felt more fulfilled and excited about things musically and personally as I do right now.  Maybe that’s naive, but it’s true. I just love this new band and my bandmates so completely.

2) Although the musical styles of both bands are very different, Are you girls not afraid that the name of the group might cause some confusion with the UK rock'n'roll revival band of the end of the 70's?  

We were a little concerned until we realized they aren’t doing much currently, and we added the “(US)” to our name for official purposes to avoid any legal confusion. So far it hasn’t been an issue. We just loved the fact that ‘darts’ on a shirt are what separates women’s from men’s shirts. Men don’t have darts. It’s a girl thing, without being necessarily girly.

3) About the 2 Ten inch records E.P.1 and E.P.2. I can hear a great unity of sound there, as if all the songs were recorded during the same session and then slip on two different records. Is this the case? And if so, are they gonna be reunited in the future on one CD? 

We recorded the two EPs the same way but at different times. But that’s surely why they sound similar - same songwriters, same recording, mixing, and mastering processes exactly.  When we signed with Dirty Water Records (London) in December 2016, they decided to re-release the EPs as one full digital album simply called “The Darts”, which is available on all digital outlets now. We decided not to release CDs at this point; the market doesn’t seem to be demanding them so much anymore now that streaming is so popular. The vinyls are selling well though!

4) To what kind of music did you listen to as a teenage girl and does it still influence your today work? What was your favorite band as a teenage girl? Name 3 bands that you consider still have a influence on your own work today.

I was pretty oblivious to pop music growing up, since I was working so hard on classical piano at the time. But I remember the first pop tune I ever really loved was “Rich Girl” by Hall and Oates. Later I fell in love with the piano parts in Journey songs (hey, it was the 80s). But, even though I was no aficionado, I also remember really liking certain tracks by Prince, the Kinks, Sinead O’Connor, and a few other artists that were in the mainstream then. I honestly didn’t discover garage rock until years and years later when I first heard The Animals, The Seeds, The White Stripes…maybe it was just the right time in my musical life, but they struck a serious chord in me and sort of launched me into my own world of trying to find garage rock that spoke to me. The Darts’ sound grew out of my huge love for Thee Tsunamis, Death Valley Girls, and Ty Segall. You can hear all three influences pretty clearly once you know that.

5) Are you the main composer in the band or is everybody involved in one way or another?  

Michelle and I have done all the writing so far, although Christina wrote one that is coming out on the next album later this summer. I’m hoping we all have more of a hand in writing as time goes on. Michelle and I both have a ton of songs we’ve written - that were never released by our other bands - which we are having massive amounts of fun doing with The Darts.

6) Do you have a video on youtube featuring a track from the 2 e.p's?   

We have two official videos out so far, “You Got Me” and “My Heart Is A Graveyard”, which I threw together myself using footage shot by the band, our stylist Kelly Sahr and our tour manager Justin McGrath. A third one, for “Evil Wayz,” will be out next month, shot and produced by Ryan Kohlman, who did my favorite Zero Zero video a few years ago.

7) What can concert goers expect at a DARTS gig? Are you playing any famous cover songs? 

We play one cover song right now, which has kind of become our anthem: “Batteries” by the Trashwomen. It has long been one of Christina’s favorite songs but when we heard them play it at Burger Boogaloo last summer in Oakland, we instantly knew it was perfect for The Darts to finish every set with. So we do. Darts shows are sweaty, super loud, punk rock events, with all of us wearing vintage slips and going mostly barefoot. Sometimes there’s a dog pile on stage. Sometimes Rikki will spontaneously jump onto the crowd. We don’t really know what’s going to happen. We just try not to break too many things. Not too many. Our goal as a band is literally just to have a blast and travel as much as we can; it’s like a long insane slumber party with your craziest, most fearless best friends.

8) When you perform with the DARTS, does it happen that you play an impromptu version of a song from the Love Me nots? 

Nope! It might be awhile before Christina and I feel like doing that. We’re having way too much fun putting that behind us and starting fresh right now.

9) What are the plans for 2017 as far as the DARTS are concerned? Are you girls coming to Europe soon?

We will be in Europe starting May 25, for performances in England, France, and Italy, including a Dirty Water Club show and the awesome Cosmic Trip Festival in Bourges. We are also already in the process of recording another full-length record, for release at the end of this summer hopefully, and have US tour dates lined up with The Jackets (Switzerland) and Weird Omen (France). This band absolutely loves to do things, to be in constant motion, so there will be much much more I’m sure.

10) Anything you would like to say to the viewers of this blog?

Come see our shows and say hello! Nothing makes us happier than to hang out with fun people!