by Chris Shaw
This Friday, Austin, Texas natives Spray Paint play Murphy's in support of their first full-length record. Featuring members of Austin punk bands Dikes of Holland and When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, Spray Paint has been gaining steady attention for their debut album on California's SS Records that was released at the beginning of 2013 and fans of off-kilter garage punk a la Britain's Hygiene, or perhaps Memphis' own Sharp Balloons should make plans to attend. Stream a track from Spray Paint's first album below.
Flagstaff's Custody Battle, also on tour, were a last minute addition to the show, according to promoter Mikey Bibbs. Melding typical hardcore punk songwriting with fuzzed out garage rock; Custody Battle should have no trouble fitting in with the overall theme of the night. Stream Custody Battle's entire self-titled 10" below.
Also on the bill are True Sons of Thunder (aka TSOT), the local noise-punk outfit featuring Eric Friedl (The Oblivians, Sector Zero) and Abe White (The Manateees, The Oscars). After only playing in Memphis for much of their existence, True Sons Of Thunder seem to be traveling more often, with a performance at Cleveland's Horrible Fest scheduled for May 18th. Listen to the A-side of the new TSOT single below.
Headlining the show is Modern Convenience, the latest project from one of the hardest-working underground musicians in Memphis, Mikey Bibbs. Fresh off an east coast tour that featured Toxie front woman Alexandra Burden on bass, Modern Convenience should deliver a tight set of the spaced-out rock and roll that Bibbs has been perfecting in various local bands for years. Check out "Vaporized," a track from Modern Conveniences latest album below.
Spray Paint, Custody Battle, True Sons of Thunder and Modern Convenience play Murphy's April 26th at 10:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00.