Proof that Google Alerts work: We posted this item regarding Surfer Blood's noisier, sweatier side project Weird Wives on Tuesday morning. By about 5 p.m., Surfer Blood had linked to the story, and posted this Weird Wives EP and this one too on Twitter.
We learn via Weird Wives' blog that in addition to Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete, bassist Brian Black and drummer/percussionist Marcos Marchesani, the lineup is filled out by a really badass frontman Nick Klein -- as well as Allison Grabenhorst, who is Fekete's girlfriend, according to Facebook.
After listening to both of the EPs, the nine-plus minute thrashfest "Bulldozer Puppet Fucker" emerges as our favorite title and
song of the collection. In case you're wondering, Weird Wives' music
sounds nothing like Surfer Blood, and everything like a dentist
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punching you in the face with a drill. Apparently the recordings the
band recently created for a third EP in San Francisco include a cover
of Los Angeles garage rock act, the decidedly un-aggro Best Coast.
Meanwhile, Surfer Blood, along with Ted Leo, Matt & Kim, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Harlem will headline the Village Voice's 10th Siren Festival this summer at Coney Island in Brooklyn.