“Austin, TX’s The Strange Boys evoke a wild-eyed, porcelain-skinned innocence that is capable of summoning the wayward spirit of Brian Jones. The mystery of the South couples with the mastery of rhythm to create a sound completely timeless and familiar, yet absolutely raw and avant-garde. Greg Enlow’s syncopated, organ-driven grooves hark back to The Seeds’ “Pushing Too Hard” while guitarist Ryan Sambol’s voice wavers beyond comparison. Older brother Philip Sambol keeps the pulse with the aptly named Matt Hammer, who unmercifully pounds an old Ludwig set. The Strange Boys began as a duo (Hammer and the younger Sambol) in 2003. The other two joined in 2005 and the band has been on tour non-stop ever since. Since 2003 the Boys have recorded a wealth of material which was passed around at shows and to friends, but never officially released. In 2007, Dusty Medical Records put out the Nothing EP, and in 2008, In The Red released the Woe Is You and Me single. Now, finally, the band’s proper debut album is seeing the light of day. It’s easy to imagine The Strange Boys’ And Girls Club, a sixteen-track beast, blasting out of any stereo system between The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators and Wire’s Pink Flag.”
The show is at 8:00pm on Tuesday, June 30th at the Echo. Don’t forget, it’s 18 plus. KSPC will be giving away tickets all week, so make sure you tune in. Also, our lovely DJs will be working a table so you can stop by and say hi, and grab some free stuff while you’re at it! Who doesn’t love free stuff?
Check out our review of The Strange Boys’ new album “And Girls Club” here.