Cranked the advance of Truly's debut album, Fast Stories...From Kid
Coma way past 11 and we've literally been in a coma. This is the
great psychedelic hard rock rush of the year. "Blue Flame Ford,"
opening track, is simply awesome. This band has a raw intensity
combined with a surreal musical sensibility that at once brings to
mind drug-induced tripping circa 1965 and '90s angst. The group is
comprised of bassist Hiro Yamamoto, who co-founded Soundgarden, Mark
Pickerel, a former drummer for Screaming Trees and
singer/guitarist/songwriter Robert Roth, once of Storybook Krooks.
They released several Sub Pop EPs, appeared on the Lollapalooza second
stage two years running and had one of their songs, "Heart and Lungs"
show up in Singles. Oh yeah, they co-wrote some songs with Jim
Carroll. We know all of this cause we actually read the Capitol
Records bio that accompanied the CD. (Yeah, yeah, we do know how to
read). The group is touring the West Coast prior to the release of the
album on June 20.
June 8, San Rafael, New George's
June 9, Santa Cruz, Cafe This
June 10, Bakersfield, The Underground
June 11, Las Vegas, Shark Club
June 14, Los Angeles, Dragonfly
June 15, Los Angeles, Spaceland/ Strobe Anniversary
June 16, San Diego, Dreamstreet
June 19, Santa Barbara, The Underground
June 20, San Francisco, Bottom of the Hill