Making an appearance here on The Gig’s Video Clip of the Week for an unprecedented THIRD TIME (Woo!), Long Beach rock trio Tijuana Panthers serendipitously capture both the elation of the beginning of summertime, and the sweet melancholy of summer’s end, in their latest video for the sublime tune, “Front Window Down. I love this band.
Visually, this is a fun, no-frills clip of the band “performing” in a small living room, with super-imposed images of bassist/lead singer Daniel Michicoff rocking out on the vocals, sometimes with a cigarette nonchalantly dangling from the corner of his mouth. A wash of jangly, surf rock guitars buttressed by a viscerally sludgy bassline, this exuberant burst of aural energy takes me back to the surf-garage rock revival of late ’70s / early ’80s California, and it’s all good. “Front Window Down” comes from the band’s upcoming fourth album, Poster, which, perhaps appropriately, will arrive on August 28th (via Innovative Leisure), just in time to reflect on this summer, and summers past. Enjoy!
This week, The Worley Gig is happy to present our second-only-ever encore appearance by a band in the Video Clip of The Week spot as Tijuana Panthers once again grace us with their most rocking performance for “Torpedo.”
One thing is certain, Tijuana Panthers not only know how to bring the rock, but this LA-based trio also know it’s important to keep things simple and focused without a lot of bells and whistles. The big drums sound of “Torpedo” is going to incite a hip shake while the frantic, Black and White visuals of Vintage Race Cars, Destructive Flooding, Submarines, Plies of Alligators, and the Great White North will make you wax nostalgic for whatever it is you get nostalgic for. Highly entertaining! As an aside, we hope you remembered to set you clocks a back one hour!
“Torpedo” hails from the band’s recent release, Wayne Interest, available now via Innovative Leisure records. Check out Tijuana Panthers west coast tour dates below. Enjoy!
It wasn’t until I heard “501-415” by the cleverly-named Allah-Las that I realized how much Kurt Vile sounds like a modern day Bob Dylan. And I mean that in the most complimentary way possible. Because Kurt Vile is the Shizznit.
It makes sense that this band is from Los Angeles, especially since NPR‘s review offers that “The vintage sounds of Allah-Las combine the harmonies and hooks of the British Invasion with the atmosphere of a West Coast psychedelic band.” This 1 minute 45 seconds bit of sonic bliss just captures the dreamy aspect of a California lifestyle so perfectly. Their bio even mentions the members meeting while working at Amoeba Music in LA. So yeah, there are no accidents. The video looks like it was tons of fun to make as well, giving them the chance to use eclectic props like a dessicated cow skull and a Pinata. Fun!
Allah-Las‘ second album, Worship The Sun will be released on September 16th on the Innovative Leisure imprint. You should buy it. Like them on the FaceBook at This Link. Enjoy!
New Order’s “Age of Consent” meets The Undertones in this undeniably bitchen track from Southern California-based Rock trio, Tijuana Panthers. The video seems to focus on a triple homicide investigation, 1950s-era Men’s Office Fashion and the simple joys of Donuts and Coffee, all delivered via an irresistible Rave Up. I can dig it.
“Cherry Street” is the band’s first single from their latest album, Wayne Interest, which was released on June 3rd on the Innovative Leisure imprint. Visit their FaceBook page at This Link. Enjoy!