SEX TIDE live in Austin, Texas this week. Photo courtesy A Wicked Company & Can’t Stop The Bleeding.
I just got hipped to the brand-new howler from Columbus, OH’s SEX TIDE, and I’m pretty goddamned impressed. Their debut LP with the pleasant and very safe for work title “Flash Fuck” just came out, like, last week. The drummer and singer’s name is Aurelie. Whoa.
My first listen and a half through this thing unearths many markers of quality – the shambolic fuzz-command of The Scientists; the thudding 60s riffs of Pussy Galore; and a general loose-limbed aesthetic that comes either from lack of sleep, lack of practice or a studied improvisational nonchalance. I’m all over it. Maybe you will be too – check out “Laudanum” from the new LP here.