Saturday, September 12, 2015

Thee Tsunamis & Show # 577

Thee Tsunamis first stormed out of Bloomington, Indiana in 2013 with their now sold out demo tape, A Goodbad Man Is Hard To Find. Released on Magnetic South, a record label and analog recording studio, the demo tape showcased this three-piece girl garage group’s sound. The band blended elements of surf, 60s bubblegum pop, doo-wop, and garage with a punk edge. An EP entitled Delirium And Dark Waters followed in 2014, which featured four monster B-Movie, retro sci-fi inspired songs. 2015 saw the release of Thee Tsunamis first full-length release Saturday Night Sweetheart. The album cover brings to mind B-movie horror posters, art in the spirit of The Cramps, Ramones and 60s female R&B soul groups. The album’s cover also features a simple colour scheme and each member of the band members having what appears to be their eyes cut out. It is minimalist, campy, yet menacing. This twelve-track album mixes elements of 70s punk, 50s rock, doo-wop, 60s garage and bubblegum pop in an infectious fashion. With song titles such as “Female Trouble”, “Kill Kill Kill”, “Teenage Dreams” and “Un Psycho”, It wouldn’t be hard to imagine this band wreaking havoc at a drive-in movie theatre in a long lost low budget B-movie from the late 50s or early 60s. Saturday Night Sweetheart is out on Magnetic South as an LP/CD and Burger Records as a cassette.

Saturday Night Playlist:

1. Young Rival - Interior Light
2. Thee Tsunamis - Drag
3. Fidlar - Why Generation
4. Courtney Barnett - Elevator Operator
5. Tobias Jesso Jr. - Crocodile Tears
6. Magic Christian - Tomorrow Never Comes
7. It’s All Meat - You Don’t Notice The Time You Waste
8. Frog Eyes - Joe With The Jam
9. The Rolling Stones - Ride On, Baby
10. Wolf Parade - You Are A Runner I Am My Fathers Son
11. Shuhari - Takamanohara
12. What Seas What Shores - Gugelhupf
13. Joy Division - Walked In Line
14. The Rage - I’ve Got Your Number
15. The Wayouts - No Time
16. The Nipple Erectors - King Of The Bop
17. Guided By Voices - The Queen Of Cans And Jars
18. Babysitter - Candy
19. Dead Ghosts - Drink It Dry
20. Thee Oh Sees - Wait, Let’s Go
21. David Bowie - I've Been Waiting For You
22. Morrissey - I Don't Mind If You Forget Me
23. The Locusts Have No King - Still Fed
24. Squeeze - Pulling Muscles (From The Shell)
25. Ian Dury - I'm Partial To Your Abracadabra

To download this weeks program, visit CJAM's schedule page for Revolution Rock and download the file for September 12. Or subscribe to Revolution Rock as a Podcast.

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