Radio K presents HUNX AND HIS PUNX
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February 2, 2012 - We're less than one month away from Hairdresser Blues, the anticipated solo debut from Seth Bogart, neé Hunx (of Hunx and His Punx, Gravy Train!!!!), and the time has come to share a charming, effervescent new video for leadoff single "Always Forever." The clip, directed by Hannah Lew of SF anglo-pop trio Grass Widow, features a three-way split-screen of Hunxy shenanigans, some fun with time-lapse photography, multiple costume changes, and a serendipitous rainbow. Bonus points if you can spot Bogart's "moment of nirvana."
Hunx and His Punx have created a unique new sound they refer to as "Young Oldies," a mixture of 50s teenage rock ‘n’ roll, 60s girl groups and bubblegum pop. Hunx is that boy you just wanna kiss—maybe after sharing a triple scoop ice cream cone, then roller skating with the Shangri-Las and Redd Kross rotating on a never-ending loop. He’s the boy in that picture from your high school yearbook—the one you pasted sparkly red heart stickers all over, then taped inside your locker. He’s the boy you fantasize about because he always saves you from your broken heart. You’ve never met him—but you love him… because you know he believes in love.
Hairdresser Blues (out February 28, 2012) is the first solo record from front man Hunx, and features all Hunx, all the time (minus drums, played by Daniel Pitout). Listen in as Hunx sings on about love, hairspray, and rollers, all backed by contagious pop melodies with streaks of glam, garage, and the Dunedin Sound in its hair. "Somebody once described my music as "Hairdresser Pop," notes Seth Bogart aka Hunx. "I don't know what that means. I don't know what that sounds like. I do know that it seems appropriate in describing the sound of this record. Whenever I write Hunx and His Punx songs, I have to imagine putting on a show to them. People want to see me go crazy, and sometimes it's hard to sing about something really sad when I'm wasted in a wig and makeup and screaming my head off on stage trying to dazzle people. A lot of this album deals with topics I don't usually write about. I wasn't concerned with entertaining people with these songs. I just wanted to get them out of me."
Just when you were beginning to think the future of underground music belonged to MicroKorgs and looped nonsense, Nashville’s Heavy Cream are back with a new album to remind you that the two and a half minute rock and roll blast is alive and well. The new album (recorded by Eric Bauer and Ty Segall in San Francisco) doesn’t have a song longer than three minutes, but every track on Super Treatment packs the garage punk punch Heavy Cream created on 2010’s Danny and then some.