DEATH VALLEY GIRLS "GLOW IN THE DARK" — THE FIRST GLAM PUNK SINGLE OFF THE SUPER KILLER DEBUT ALBUM "GLOW IN THE DARK" OUT 6/10/16 ON BURGER RECORDS LP/CD/CS!!! PRE-ORDER NOW!!!: http://burgerrecords.11spot.com/death-valley-girls-glow-in-the-dark-pre-order.html
ON TOUR NOW!!!
4.26.16 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar - w/ Har Mar Superstar
4.28.16 - Austin, TX - Barracuda
4.30.16 - Houston, TX - Walter’s Downtown - w/ Massenger
5.3.16 - Des Moine, IA - Vaudeville Mews
5.4.16 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
5.5.16 - Detroit, MI - Painted Lady
5.6.16 - Toronto, ON - Canadian Music Week
5.7.16 - Toronto, ON - Canadian Music Week
5.9.16 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
5.10.16 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
5.11.16 - Detroit, MI - Third Man Records - w/ Chain & The Gang
5.12.16 - Atlanta, GA - 529
5.13.16 - New Orleans, LA - Circle Bar
5.14.16 - Dallas, TX - Three Links
5.16.16 - El Paso, TX - Monarch
Think of Death Valley Girls as an acid-tripping science experiment that’s been buried alive, and resurrected as a sexually liberated dystopian chain-gang. A cosmic scar, if you will, on the hills of Echo Park, where the experiment began in 2014 by proto-punk Bonnie Bloomgarden and guitarist Larry Schemel — who got lost in the desert, returned to their haunted garage in Echo Park, and pieced together their vision with shopworn images of sexploitation babes, a blood-soaked Iggy Pop, and Bloomgarden’s series of phantasms, the result of spending a year in a mental institution, where she planned her neon-glowing odyssey by listening to Black Sabbath and UFO, reading about alien conspiracy theories, and deriving her band’s moral compass from a line she saw in a movie:
“Everybody’s gotta be in a gang,” from campy sexploitation romp Switchblade Sisters (1975).
L.A. Weekly referred to them as the city’s unofficial proto-metal boogie band. That was in 2014-15, when their debut Street Venom resurrected the bygone spirit of sleazy rock and roll based on urban ills, tabloid nudes, dangerous sex, and the next generation of girls gangs.
Backstory: Bonnie Bloomgarden once belonged to New York rock band The Witnesses, who emerged from the early 2000s scene made famous by The Strokes. They had a record produced by Tommy Ramone. They lived on a farm for most of that time.
Their drummer is a doe-eyed blonde with a mean streak, a derby girl and cult femme fatale, known simply as “The Kid,” Bloomgarden’s ace. Bassist Nikki Pickle, unearthed in the Arizona desert, recently joined the gang after they recorded their second full-length album Glow in the Dark, which includes guest appearances by Jessie Jones (ex-Feeding People) Bobby May (ex-Gap Dream) and Laena Geronimo of Feels; an album influenced by Bloomgarden’s conspiracy theories and mummy sightings in Echo Park, but mostly it’s their master plan to rev-up their collective, The Cosmic Underground, how they hope to bring together likeminded maniacs under one umbrella of dopey happiness and the glammed-up punkness of Rodney’s English Disco.
DVG are are time-traveling doms, you dig? They’ll be touring in May with a stop at LEVITATION Fest (pre-party), in Austin (formerly Austin Psych Fest). Cosmic Underground pamphlets are being printed for their voyage into the desert. Email: email@example.com for copies.
About Glow in the Dark
Recorded in Echo Park’s Station House recording studio, Glow in the Dark is a Burger Records production that includes 10 tracks of bluesy, electric rock that’s both danceable punk and oozing with psychedelic slime; like a doped-up Elvis, had he been an alien and a member of L.A. garage rock pioneers The Seeds. The album will be released on June 10, 2016. Notable tracks include the single, “Glow in the Dark,” “I’m a Man Too,” and “Disco,” which will come with a music video featuring legendary rock DJ Rodney Bingenheimer and directed by Troma's very own Kansas Bowling.