Death Valley Girls premiere new single “Summertime” — listen

LA punk quintet deliver a surfy cut of garage punk

Last year, Death Valley Girls thrashed onto the scene with their debut album, Street Venom. It wasn’t long before they followed it up with a blistering single “Electric High”which along with B-side “Gettin’ Hard” showcased the band continuing its fast-paced aural assault. On new single “Summertime”, the quintet is only getting louder.

The new track sways with a bit of a beachy, ’60s garage rock vibe, mostly due to the dueling guitar work of Larry Schemel and frontwoman Bonnie Bloomgardne. Laura Kelsey pounds down on the drums to give the track a punchy jolt while Bobby “Burger” May adds a bit of menace with a slinking, steady bass. It all builds and explodes in the shrieking chorus as singer Jessie Jones and joins Bloomgarden to deliver the half-threatening, half-disinterested wail of, “I’ll see you in the summertime!” It’s a raucous, scuzzy slice of sun-baked proto-punk, and you can check it out below.

“Summertime” is due out April 21st from Manimal Records. Below, find Death Valley Girls’ upcoming tour itinerary.

Death Valley Girls 2015 Tour Dates:
04/21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Knockout
04/22 – Oakland, CA @ The Night Light
04/24 – Portland, OR @ The Know
04/26 – Seattle, WA @ Narwhal
04/28 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
04/29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
04/30 – Denver, CO @ Lion’s Lair
05/02 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
05/05 – Nashville, TN @ The End
05/07 – Atlanta, GA @ 529
05/08 – Asheville, NC @ Tiger Mountain
05/09 – Raleigh, NC @ Slim’s Downtown
05/10 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
05/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn
05/15 – Boston, MA @ Club Bohemia
05/18 – Montreal, Quebec @ L’Escogriffe Bar
05/19 – Toronto, Ontario @ Smiling Buddha
05/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog
05/23 – Indianapolis, IN @ Melody Inn
05/25 – Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory


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