Friday, May 15, 2009

What I Heard This Morning: BATTLEHOOCH


So, admittedly, there is an absolute shopping list of comparables and influences here, (most notably Mark Mothersbaugh, Captain Beefheart, David Bryne, James Chance & The Contortions), but San Francisco's BATTLEHOOCH have an exuberant immediacy and somewhat off-the-wall appeal that I find endearing. Bypassing bars, clubs and venues, BATTLEHOOCH takes their show to the SF streets, treating any passerby to their brand of chaos.

Battlehooch - The Special Place (Live @ 18th and Castro, San Francisco) from Battlehooch on Vimeo.


Their self-released debut, Pieceshow, will be available on June 16th. It's available for pre-order on their website.

BATTLEHOOCH: "The Special Place"

I'm intrigued.

Sincerely,
Letters From A Tapehead

EDIT: The rather obvious typo was brought to my attention. The album is entitled Piecechow, (as you can see by the very large and easily read album cover) and not Pieceshow as I typed. Apologies.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad you found battlehooch.

Their new record is actually called "Piecechow"

Sean Caldwell said...

To Anonymous:

Yeah, that was a very stupid typo on my part. Thanks for the correction.

Sincerely,
Letters From A Tapehead

Anonymous said...

thanks for the kind words tapehead!

don't forget to come out to our cd release show at Bottom of the Hill on June 24th w/ Tempo No Tempo.

-AJ (from Battlehooch)

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