Ken Leighton 11 a.m., May 20
Bloody Hollies Bitter End Sept. 17 at the Casbah
The Bloody Hollies' new full-length Yours Until the Bitter End drops Saturday, September 17, with a release party at the Casbah that will also feature Low Volts, Hocus, and the Old In Out. The latter band will also have a new release to hawk, their new Brittle Bones EP (available on BandCamp), which features new drummer Marco Piro (Vinyl Film).
The Bloody Hollies release will be available on CD Digipack, as well as a digital download, and a red vinyl edition limited to 700 copies. A new video for "I Dream of Bees" is streaming online.
Here's a free preview the new track, "Dirty Sex": http://www.pavementpr.com/1.mp3s/BloodyHolliesDirtySex.mp3
The Bloody Hollies' were founded by singer/guitarist Wesley Doyle while still living in Buffalo, N.Y., in Summer 1999, with a rotating roster of support players. After the former Marine moved to San Diego, the lineup solidified with guitarist Joey Horgen and drummer Matt Bennett.
They did a 32-city tour of the U.S. in early 2007, which included a stop at SXSW in March, with a European tour beginning June 1. At the 2007 San Diego Music Awards in September, the band took home the award for Best Alternative Album for Who to Trust, Who to Kill, Who to Love, their follow-up release to If Footmen Tire You, which won a 2006 San Diego Music Award for Rock Album of the Year.
In 2008, the band played on John Peel's BBC radio show and were featured on NBC's Knight Rider, which used their song "The Rain" as the background to an action scene.
Yours Until the Bitter End features the band's trademark murder-themed blues/rock anthems reminiscent of '60s and '70s FM radio rock. The new album still embraces the dark side of raw garage rock, but comes armed with a more eclectic and punk-driven array of songwriting and musicianship.
Don’t let the touches of organ, violin and xylophone fool you, tho: the band’s hybrid mix of blues, rock, and golden age pop continues to shine. Wesley Doyle’s voice is in excellent hard rockin' form, as is Joseph Horgen’s unique slide-blues guitar style. The rhythm section of Matthew Bennett (drums) and Erik Noorgard (bass guitar) are as solid as ever.
Saturday, September 17: The Bloody Hollies, The Old In Out, Hocus, Stephen Rey & The Slicks, and Low Volts at the Casbah, 2501 Kettner Boulevard, (619) 232-4355, $8
09.17 THE CASBAH
09.22 THE KNOCKOUT - SAN FRANCISCO, CA
09.23 MILE HIGH CLUB - OAKLAND, CA
09.25 ALEX'S BAR - LONG BEACH, CA
10.01 GRIFFIN, SAN DIEGO, CA
11.04 FUNHOUSE, SEATTLE, WA
11.05 TONIC LOUNGE, PORTLAND, OR
11.11 TBA, GEELONG, AUSTRALIA
11.12 CHERRY BAR, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
11.13 CHERRY BAR, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA