Los Angeles post-punk quintet Sex Stains will release their debut self-titled record this Friday, September 2 on Don Giovanni Records. Inspired by late 70’s and early 80’s post-punk, Sex Stains’ music alters between thought-provoking punk, infectious dance rhythms, angular guitar sounds and cacophony. The band recently shared the scorching Don’t Hate Me ‘Cuz I’m Beautiful and catchy garage-punk album single Land of La LA. You can take a listen to the full album streaming at BrooklynVegan.
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Recorded with producer Mark Rains (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Alice Bag, Death Valley Girls, Miya Folick) at Station House Studio, the twelve viciously sassy tracks hit the listener hard and fast with catchy cadences and buoyant melodies. Sex Stains has brought their scathing energy to stages across the US, sharing bills with the lovely likes of the Pop Group, ESG, The Julie Ruin, Shannon & the Clams, the Coathangers, Chain & the Gang, and Alice Bag. Following an album release show at The Echo in Los Angeles, the band will journey across the country for September run of dates in the North East. See full list of dates below.
The band was formed in early 2014 and is comprised of stalwart members of the punk and indie underground. Lead vocalist Allison Wolfe was part of first generation riot grrrl bands Bratmobile and Cold Cold Hearts, both on venerable punk label Kill Rock Stars (Sleater-Kinney, The Decemberists, Bikini Kill). Lead vocalist Mecca Vazie Andrews is a well-known dancer/choreographer and the artistic director of “The MOVEMENT movement” and has worked with artists such as Daft Punk, Toro y Moi, Venus & the Moon, Marina Abramović, Ryan Heffington and Liz Glynn. On drums is David Orlando, who drummed in Warpaint and is a promoter and resident DJ for L.A. clubs Dub Club and Punky Reggae Party. Guitarist Sharif Dumani played with Atlanta soul man Cody Chesnutt and his Headphone Masterpiece band; he also recorded and plays with Alice Bag. Acclaimed Puerto Rican multi-instrumentalist Pachy Garcia (also in Prettiest Eyes) holds down the sound on bass guitar.
9/4: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo (ALBUM RELEASE SHOW w. Side Eyes and Egrets on Ergot)
9/13: Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn
9/14: Baltimore, MD @ Windup Space
9/15: Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong (w/ Coup Savage & the Snips, Governess)
9/16: New York, NY @ Webster Hall (w/ Downtown Boys)
9/17: Asbury Park, NJ @ The New Alternative Music Festival (Don Giovanni Records)
9/24: Santa Monica, CA @ 18th Street Arts Center Beer and Art Festival (w Alice Bag)
9/27: Los Angeles, CA @ American Legion Hall
10/23: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo