photos by Tim Griffin

Hunx strikes a pose @ Emo's
Hunx and his Punx

"For "Too Young to Be in Love," part-time hairdresser Hunx, born Seth Bogart, joined forces with Shannon Shaw, lead singer of the Bay Area garage band Shannon and the Clams, whose gutsy backup vocals helped take the band's sound to the next level.

"She has one of my favorite voices," Hunx said last week via phone. "It's kind of hard playing up against her because she's so powerful. In the past, I tried to be super girly, but now I can be deeper and the girls can go crazy."" [LA Times]

Download the retro sounds of "Too Young to Be in Love" above.

As you know, and then were reminded of along with a new video, friends and collaborators Hunx & His Punx and Shannon & the Clams (who both played a BV party at SXSW) are now out on tour, a tour that hits Cake Shop on 4/20 with Davila 666 and Glasslands on 4/23 with the K-Holes and Grass Widow (Davila 666 are at Knitting Factory that night).

Tuesday night, 4/12, Tim stopped by Emo's and caught opener Fungi Girls and Shannon, but actually missed Hunx's set while watching the Raveonettes and Tamaryn in the other room. Hunx was understanding about it though and posed for the above picture, and for some more which you can see with other shots from the Austin show, below...

Fungi Girls

Fungi Girls

Fungi Girls

Fungi Girls

Fungi Girls

Fungi Girls

Fungi Girls

Fungi Girls

Fungi Girls

Fungi Girls

Fungi Girls

Fungi Girls

Fungi Girls

Fungi Girls

Fungi Girls

Fungi Girls

Fungi Girls

Fungi Girls

Shannon and the Clams

Hunx and his Punx

Hunx and his Punx

Hunx and his Punx

Hunx and his Punx

Hunx and his Punx

Hunx and his Punx

Hunx and his Punx