By my count this is at least the fourth maybe the fifth Premiere we’ve done with Phoenix garage-psych rock supergroup The Darts and we couldn’t be more stoked!
“The Cat’s Meow” is lifted from their forthcoming debut full-length “Me.Ow” out at the end of September on Dirty Water Records. The song was co-written with “My Heart Is A Graveyard” co-author and Underground Garage DJ John Carlucci. I’ve got a hunch that Me.Ow is going to be a favorite around here.
The Cat’s Meow is built on a fiendish bass/guitar/organ hook kind of like the Bad Seeds playing a surfy spy theme with Nicole Laurenne’s voice, a mix of a slightly restrained Karen O and PJ Harvey dragging it all home.
Can’t wait for the release! You can preorder the album HERE!
As for the video, the Super 8 footage was shot by Kevin T. Miller. Live show and street footage by Matt Hunter, shot at Crescent Ballroom (Phoenix AZ) and The Redwood Bar (Los Angeles). Edited by Nicole Laurenne.
Bio: THE DARTS (US) are an all-grrrrl garage-psych-rock supergroup featuring Nicole Laurenne (The Love Me Nots, Motobunny, Zero Zero), Rikki Styxx (The Two Tens, The Dollyrots, Thee Outta Sites), Christina Nunez (The Love Me Nots, Casual Encounters, The Madcaps), and Michelle Balderrama (Brainspoon). The band formed in early 2016 when, after watching each other’s bands from the sidelines for years, Nicole and Michelle realized there was no good reason why they shouldn’t just start writing songs together already.
Fall Tour 2017
Sep 9th, Salt Lake City – Urban Lounge *
Sep 10th, Reno -Jub Jubs Thirst Parlour *
Sep 12th, Seattle – The Crocodile *
Sep 13th, Portland – Doug Fir Lounge *
Sep 14th, Redding – The Dip *
Sep 15th, San Francisco – Slims *
Sep 16th, Los Angeles – Cafe Nela
Sep 28th, Las Vegas – Bunkhouse **
Sep 29th, San Francisco – Elbo Room **
Sep 30th, Sacramento – Old Ironsides **
Oct 1st, Los Angeles – Redwood Bar **
Oct 2nd, Phoenix – Valley Bar **
Oct 21, Los Angeles – Women of Horror
Oct 28, Tempe – History Museum
Nov 17, Austin – Spider House w/ The Ugly Beats
Nov 18, New Orleans – One Eyed Jacks***
Nov 19, Birmingham – The Nick Rocks ***
Nov 20, Nashville – Cobra***
Nov 21, Memphis – Bar DKDC *** w/ Mean Motor Scooter
Nov 22, Dallas – Three Links Deep Ellum *** w/ Mean Motor Scooter
Nov 23, Houston – Notsuoh *** w/ Mean Motor Scooter
Nov 25, Phoenix – Valley Bar*** Dirty Water Club USA night w/special guests
*w/ Living End
**w/ The Jackets (CH)
***w/ Escobar (FR)