That Dreamy Soundz Comp Is Finally Ready. So Are The Party Police.
It was probably last fall's debut from Skeleton Coast that first put Fort Worth's Dreamy Soundz Records on most folks' radar. But it's the soon-to-be-released Group Therapy: Volume One compilation that made the upstart analog label a fairly recognizable name around town.
The co-effort between that label and Funky Town garage-rock collective Lo-Life Recordings was produced by Dreamy Soundz' Jennifer Rux and Britt Robisheaux, and features new songs from bands like Fungi Girls, Siberian Traps, War Party, Doom Ghost, Rux's band Bitch Bricks, her husband's group Year of the Bear, Sealion, The Longshots, and Big Fiction. Among others, even. A limited run of cassettes will be on hand at this Sunday's release show at The Where House, where 14 bands appearing on the comp will also perform.
Less than a week after that, Siberian Traps will perform their second release show of the week when their new full-length Blackfoot earns its release on February 28 at The Live Oak. And they're not the only band from the comp readying a full-length. Robisheaux also recently finished mixing a record for Sealion. Per the band, we can expect that album to surface sometime around late April. In the meantime, Robisheaux's also begun tracking the latest effort from Eat Avery's Bones. That disc, We Have No Rhythm, should be ready in time for the band's 35 Denton showcase on March 10 at Dan's Silverleaf.
In a related note, the so-called “best ever, fest ever” released their full schedule today. Check it out here.
Speaking of things that are totally bitchin', Elm Street Tattoo's owner, reality TV star, skater, venue owner, frontman of the world's only drag queen Ramones cover band, and co-host of Dallas' most popular karaoke events — Oliver Peck, duh — recently added director to his long list of titles. He helped Madison “ShitKray” King, The Boys Named Sue's Ward “The Warden” Richmond and John “DJ Pegasus” Pedigo film the first video from their comedy rap outfit Party Police. The “Totally Bitchin'” clip also features cameos from members of Missile, DJ Hammertimez and Peck himself.
Like Ice-T's transition from “Cop Killer” singer to star of Law and Order: SVU, the conversion to party policeman is a sort of role reversal for Richmond: The Warden, you may recall, was once arrested during a Von Ehrics performance at Double Wide and charged with “attempting to start a riot” after he drunkenly climbed the DW's roof during the band's set back in 2005.
In one last, very loosely-related note, one-time Madison King drummer Chris Carmichael will be adding another outfit to the long list of former groups he's performed with over the years. This Thursday night at City Tavern will mark the final performance from Here in Arms before frontman Brent Engel relocates to Nashville.
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