Toronto grungy garage outfit The Bats Pajamas have a lot going on for a fuzzy, scuzzy, surfy band. The first time I heard “You Get By”, the fusion of the flower punk of The Black Lips and pop of B52s hooked me in, but then like The Cramps they seem to be marinated in old soul and b-movie soundtracks.
There’s also an air of mystery to the BPs – there’s just not a lot of information out there about them and if you’re looking to find it here, sorry, the interview below doesn’t shed much light. But who cares? The Bats Pajamas play quality fuzzed out psychedelic garage rock and Steve Albini produced their 2010 self-titled record. Just listen, they have an album and two EPs, and if you want to download anything it’s even free okay?
People say we sound like….
Pere Ubu, Wire, The Cramps
David, Guy, Ben
We are originally from…..
Toronto, and Florida
What music has had an influence on your sound?
Tell us about your live show…
It’s good. We play loud and fast.
Our most memorable gig ever was….
Playing a local restaurant while people ate their dinners.
If you could pick any time to travel back to for music, where would you go and what year would it be….
Growing up, at home we listened to…..
David: The Beach Boys, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Nirvana
Guy: 2pac, No Doubt, System Of A Down
Ben: KISS, Staind, Incubus, Blink 182, Green Day, Metallica
What tunes are on heavy rotation for you…
David: Lewis, Teenanger
Guy: Soupcans, HSY, Protomartyr, The Incredible String Band
Ben: Haken, Dream Theater
If you could open for any band right now who would that be and why?
When you’re not playing and have some time off, where could we find you…
Guy: Watching Soccer, Playing FIFA
Ben: Gaming my face off
The one thing we want you to remember while you’re listening to us….
What’s up for 2015?
New Album + touring coming soon, plus finishing up another album.