Lookout America, some Australians are coming to save your asses and this time it's Straight Arrows, back from the bog and ready to jump down your throat. Kicking off late last week, you can catch them along the East Coast on select dates with Thee Oh Sees, who they toured with back in Australia as well. After going dormant for a few months, the gang is back in action and ready to rage, so be sure you don't miss out.
This is hairy fuzzed out psychedelic garage pop without the patchouli-scented kaftans. Is it reckless? Is it fun? YEAH! Derr….it’s a new Straight Arrows record. Since the release of ‘It’s Happening’, bands have been queuing up to have front man Owen Penglis record and produce their music at his home studio – the likes of Royal Headache, Circle Pit, The Frowning Clouds, The Gooch Palms have all used his bathroom. In 2012 Owen was asked to produce and record the who’s who of the Australian Garage scene for the 40th Anniversary tribute album to the seminal Nuggets compilation, originally compiled by Lenny Kaye.
Slowly the four honed their reverb-laden, fuzzed out, punk garage into scrappy perfection and in the process gained an outstanding reputation for being ‘‘the band that will make you start your own band.” Taking a trip further down memory lane, the Straight Arrows all began with Owen Penglis yelling about getting dumped and kicked out of bands into a four-track cassette machine in his bedroom. He was soon joined by Alex Grigg, Angela Bermuda, and Adam Williams, all friends with colourful musical pasts.
Catch them live near your neck of the woods, and pick up their smash hit LP Rising out now on HoZac Records right HERE:
11.15.16 - Providence, RI - Aurora - W/ Thee Oh Sees
11.16.16 - Baltimore, MD - Wind-Up Space
11.17.16 - Durham, NC - Duke University Coffeehouse
11.18.16 - St Augustine, FL - Shanghai Nobbys
11.19.16 - Orlando, FL - Will’s Pub
11.21.16 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
11.22.16 - Knoxville, TN - The Pilot Light
11.23.16 - Chicago, IL - Emporium
11.25.16 - Cleveland, OH - Now That's Class
11.26.16 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool