by Bill Pearis
Bass Drums of Death
Mississippi duo Bass Drum of Death are in town for two shows this week: tomorrow (1/18) night at Glasslands with Smith Westerns (now sold out) and Wednesday (1/19) at Pianos where they'll open for the Captain Shafts (Smith Westerns were originally on this bill too, but dropped off a while ago).
On record, Bass Drum of Death is essentially John Barrett, but is augmented by basher Colin Sneed. After a slew of 7"s and EPs over the last couple years, BDoD are finally ready to drop their full length debut, GB City, on February 22. I think it's probably the most tuneful, enjoyable slab of garage pop since Ty Segall's Melted. You can check out two tracks from the LP at the top of this post.
If you can't make these shows, look for Bass Drum of Death on tour in the spring, including SXSW in March. Look for The Smith Westerns on tour through March.
Bass Drum of Death - 2011 Tour Dates
Jan. 18 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands
Jan. 19 - New York, NY - Pianos
Feb. 03 - Nashville, TN - The End w/ Ted Leo
Capstan Shafts - 2011 Tour Dates
1/17 daniel street/milford ct.
1/18 tt the bears/cambridge,ma. w/hallelujah the hills
1/19 pianos w/el sportivo,the smith westerns
1/20 the rock shop/brooklyn
1/21 the Mroom/philadelphia pa
1/22 tea bazaar/charlottesville,va.
1/24 gallery 5/richmond
1/27 new brookland tavern/columbia,s.c.
1/28 local 506/chapel hill,n.c.
1/29 the milestone/charlotte,n.c.