The Sonics for exclusive Dutch show to Doornroosje16-06-2015
Garage rock legends The Sonics have released their first studio album since 1967. "This Is The Sonics" was released on March 31st via their own imprint, Revox. Listen to the single "Bad Betty" through Pitchfork.
The album was produced by Jim Diamond (White Stripes, Dirtbombs) and features original members Jerry Roslie, Larry Parypa, and Rob Lind. They're joined by Freddie Dennis (The Kingsmen/Liverpool Five) and Dusty Watson (Dick Dale/Agent Orange). The band built their howling rock 'n' roll legacy off the power of the 1965's "Here Are The Sonic" and 1966's "Boom".
TODAY we're psyched to announce an exclusive performance of The Sonics in The Netherlands:
30-10-2015: Nijmegen (NL) @ Doornroosje
Since the beginning of garage rock, the northwest sound, grunge, or whatever anyone calls it, set the precedence and the pace, and the sound that gave to every musician and band that followed the inalienable right to take rock to the edge of the universe, to explore the possibilities, to get out of the rut, experiment, and to scream your guts out, that you have arrived, and to continue that thought. Originally from Tacoma, Washington USA, The Sonics are claimed worldwide to be the first punk band, or garage, or hard rock, or alternative, setting the stage for all that would follow.
The Sonics songs and precedent music creations began in 1964, with a visit from Etiquette Records co-owner Buck Ormsby, following a friend of the band plea that he check out the group. The meeting took place at a rehearsal in Bob Bennetts garage. Not too impressed with the performance of cover songs, asked if they had any originals. A killer riff was played, but the lyrics didnt work. Two visits later and a change in lyrics, the song The Witch was born. The Sonics first 45 single was released on Etiquette Records in 1964.