Desert Mountain Tribe

Desert Mountain Tribe

Speed Control, The Wild Lips, The Moonspinners

Sat Mar 04 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Funhouse

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Desert Mountain Tribe
Desert Mountain Tribe
Establishing themselves in the current psych-rock scene in 2014 with the release of their debut 'DMT EP', the London based trio Desert Mountain Tribe have subsequently proved themselves a formidable live presence after sharing stages with the likes of Toy, Wovenhand, The Wytches and Damo Suzuki and performing at several festivals. That 12" EP generated positive coverage from many media pundits, while lead track 'Take A Ride' attracted airplay on BBC 6Music (including a 'Recommends' slot). Recorded direct to tape at Shaken Oak Studios, Oxon and mastered by Brett Orrison of The Black Angels, the scope of its four songs clearly demonstrated that this was a band to watch. Its release followed the appearance of another early group effort on 'Reverb Conspiracy Vol 2' (released jointly by Fuzz Club Records and Austin Psych Fest).

2015 has seen DMT attract rave notices from the psych community in mainland Europe via appearances at Eindhoven Psych Lab and Lisbon Psych Fest along with their first headlining tours of Scandinavia, the Baltics and Germany. This has subsequently led to a Europe-wide label deal with the Hamburg based indie powerhouse Membrane and a North American deal with Metropolis Records, who will release the band's debut album in March 2016.

The album was recorded during the second half of 2015 and is both expansive and explosive in its musical breadth.
Speed Control
Powerful. Animated. Rawk!

"It's like seeing the Police before they broke in '77.
A band with this much drive is unstoppable."
David J. Taylor (Producer – F.A.B.)
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Straight out of – 40 degrees in Canada's Yukon, the power trio
SPEED CONTROL hits hard, fast and with a sound some compare to Nirvana,
and even early Police. Quoted as being "Parka Punk" by Stuart Derdeyn of
the BC Province, Speed Control, made up of brothers Graeme (guitar/vox) and Jody Peters (bass/vox), and drummer Ian March, is known for their live shows and their passion for playing hard, fast and REAL ROCK!!

Speed Control is not only a hard-hitting rock trio. They have dedicated themselves to furthering music education and bringing music back into kids' lives which has led to a full endorsement by Yamaha Music. In the summer, between club and festival shows, Speed Control teaches "RAWK Camps" which are partnered with Yamaha Canada, giving the kids brand new instruments to play, and equipment to run the camps. This allows Speed Control to visit many remote communities some of which do not have a music store.

Speed Control also supplements their winter touring by bringing their
patented "Rags to RAWK" history of rock n' roll into elementary, middle, and high schools. This show follows the journey of rock from 1898 to present day.
The Wild Lips
The Wild Lips
Northwest duo The Wild Lips’ debut album is more than fourteen tracks of pulverizing drums, ragged guitar, and throaty vocals; its proof that there’s life in Rock n Roll.

The Wild Lips is Billy Barros (Vocals, Guitar) and Preston Darvill (Drums), though by the huge noise they make you’d think the band is much bigger. Inspired by troubadours, punk poets, and Americana outlaws, Barros decided to pick up his own guitar - and you’ll be thankful he did. Barros channels a genuine celebration of heartache, punching out chords and singing from the gut. After a couple of iterations he finally landed on a band that works: his guitar and Preston Darvill. Darvill’s heavy hands and perfect time make what sounds like a death match with a drum kit in a thunderstorm look easy. After nearly weekly gigs around Seattle over the last year, the two brought sharpened teeth and strong arms to the studio to record their debut album, Shameless.

Shameless is the culmination of the band’s adrenaline-fueled tear through the northwest dive scene, leading their fans in epic "sweat-drenched sing-alongs" (The Stranger). Barros and Darvill deliver raw energy and emotion that can be felt in the record’s unstoppable determination. “We wanted to make the closest thing to a live album, without actually making a live album,” Barros explains. “Everything you hear on the record is exactly how we perform it on stage, just the two of us. Even down to the smart-ass comments between songs.”

The Wild Lips have a talent for expanding their very limited array of tools into a finely finished product. Shameless is no exception. Darvill’s past experience providing rhythm for a variety of sonic styles - along with his 80’s big hair influences and blatant honesty - pushes the riotous duo past the barriers that typically limit a two-piece. “When it comes to our music, I could go on about the song meaning or whatever, but what means the most to me is the quality and the big sound versus what I think is shit music today,” Darvill confesses. “There are so many lo-fi bands and I’m over that. Here we are, a two-piece with a huge arena rock sound, and that, to me, is exciting!”

Yet Shameless is, at times, the storytelling equivalent of fighting for your life with broken hands. Barros says “I can tell people a sad story… and watch them dance to it.” That philosophy rings true throughout the record, with themes of shame, sex, love, and a lack thereof, lacing their way between pummeling drums and power chords.

The album’s first single, “This Might Be My Breakdown,” gives listeners a head-banging, hip-shaking view into the beauty of Barros’ self-induced disintegration, as he sings: “This might be my breakdown, I’ll admit it. I have no last resort, my mind has gone away.” That bare-all honesty burns down to a smolder on Shameless’ final song – a stripped down, running-on-fumes, finally-destroyed personal account of giving up completely – “Bastards and Broken Hearts.”

It is a suiting end to an inextinguishable collection of heart-to-hearts and hidden gems, set to arrive kicking, screaming, and sounding like a whole lot more than the work of just two fearless sonic explorers. The Wild Lips are coming, and coming strong, with their Shameless debut, on June 3, 2016.

Shameless was recorded in Seattle at Big Sound Productions by Chris Mathews, Jr (Joonior Studios), and mastered at Blackbelt Mastering.
The Moonspinners
The Moonspinners play rock and roll gems straight out of a record hound's desert island platter pack-- a tasty blend of hip shakin' soul, girl group, French and Italian pop, 70's punk and garage with a bazillion twists and turns along the way. Their trick bag of originals also includes their own theme song! So, don't miss The Moonspinners as they streak through the galaxy, leaving astonished dance floors in their wake.
Venue Information:
Funhouse
109 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA, 98109
http://www.elcorazonseattle.com/