Blitz Vega is the new band from former Smiths bassist Andy Rourke and KAV (who played in Happy Mondays in the '00s). A bicoastal project -- Andy lives in NYC, KAV lives in Los Angeles -- with ties to Manchester, Blitz Vega make psych-garage with a groove, not unlike Primal Scream or Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. You can check out their debut single, "Hey Christo," below.

The band will play their first U.S. show this month, at Los Angeles' The House of Machines on July 24. That's a free show but you do need to RSVP with an email to Flyer for the show is below. The band promise more shows soon.