The Herms releasing first album in 10 years (stream it)
Mid-'00s-era Bay Area band The Herms, who released a singles compilation on John Dwyer's Castle Face label a couple years ago, are officially back and will release their first new album in 10 years, titled Welcome All Tourists, this Friday (4/1) via Narnack Records (which is also back). The band are now based out of Los Angeles, but sound basically the same: grimy mutant surf/new wave/garage. Frontman Matt Lutz tells us:
This was an exorcizing demons kind of album. I took the darker experiences of my life and made 'tourists' out of them. Put them on forced holiday to explore unknown places. That's what these songs are for me. Demons turned tourists. I welcomed as many as I could for this album.
You can check out the whole thing right now -- stream it below. The band are also releasing an IOS app featuring games based on five of the album's songs, so keep an eye out for that.
The Herms will welcome Welcome All Tourists with a release show on Saturday (4/2) in Echo Park, CA and have another L.A. area show later this month. Tour schedule below.
The Herms - 2016 Tour Dates
04.02 - Vega's Meat Market (Album Release Show) - Echo Park, CA
04.27 - Harvard & Stone - Los Angeles, CA