Saturday, December 15, 2007

You Can't Lick The Nematoads


The Nematoads
Five Guns West
2007




The Nematoads, a trippy, twangy, five-piece modern surf band from Austin, straddle the line between ´60s retro cool and tall-in-the-saddle Tejas twang. Behind the reigns is guitarist Ted James – the legendary man with two first names – who, in bygone times, led Johnny Vortex and Squid Vicious. The rhythm section stars bassist Mark Brazle, percussionist Jaime Joseph, and drummer George Pestana. George treats his drum heads like the skulls of his arch enemies, pounding them into submission and kicking them while they’re down. Mark adds to the melee with his bitchin’ sense of groove, and Jaime adds a touch of Latin percussion that gives the band the spring in its step and the spice in its chili. And speaking of gas, the Nematoads have a new tiger in their tank: trumpeter Tiger Anaya, a herald of good things to come. The Nematoads' pasta-fueled excursions embody the sound of The Third Coast, the vibe of the street with a 5-o’clock club beat. This is modern surf with a heart that beats all – six-string action blends the classic sounds of the Ventures and Davie Allan & the Arrows with the surf-punk of the Dead Kennedys, the twangy madness of Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, and the sonic attack of the Pixies. Of course, we can't forget our Texas roots! Catch the ironic hypersonic wave of the Nematoads live and prepare yourself for a very different type of Austin show. The Nematoads: ´60s surf cool with Texas instrumental rock.






Update

Dear Guests

Received this note from Ted James, guitarist and songwriter for The Nematoads. In an effort to support Ted and his group, I am pulling the link for this one. Please purchase this great album at CD Baby, Deep Eddy Records or the Hematoads own site at http://www.nematoads.com.


Hey! This is Ted James, guitarist and songwriter for the Nematoads. Thanks for all of the kind words. I really hope that you all will actually buy a copy of our CD rather than download it for free here, especially since we spent so much money making it. Rehearsal and recording time is expensive, so we have a lot to recoup. If you would like to buy a copy, you can get one at CDBaby, our website: http://www.nematoads.com or our record label Deep Eddy Records: http://www.deepeddy.net
Thanks,
Ted James
The Nematoads




7 comments:

zillagord said...

TS:
I have been looking for this Spaghetti gem for SOOO long! I had basically given up on finding it, then you put it under my tree for an early Xmas gift. Thanks so much!
Peace, Zilla

Trustar said...

zilla

Glad the fat man could find something to put under Enjoy

T

Uncle Reverb said...

This is a new band for me. I guess it just never ends and that's what makes this so great. Trustar, I have hit your site almost every time I turn my computer on to see what is up that day. It's one of the best.
Happy holidays and keep up the awesome efforts.

Trustar said...

Uncle Reverb

Glad you some more tasty treats.

Thanks for the kind words and stopping by. Keep checking in for more, more, more.

T

brandonio said...

I totally dug this , good spaghetti bands are hard to come by.Certainly one of the best of the the whole genre.Great find Trustar!!

Trustar said...

Thanks B

I've been diggin' it the whole last week myself. Need to find some more for us.

T

Anonymous said...

Hey! This is Ted James, guitarist and songwriter for the Nematoads. Thanks for all of the kind words. I really hope that you all will actually buy a copy of our CD rather than download it for free here, especially since we spent so much money making it. Rehearsal and recording time is expensive, so we have a lot to recoup. If you would like to buy a copy, you can get one at CDBaby, our website: http://www.nematoads.com or our record label Deep Eddy Records: http://www.deepeddy.net

Thanks,

Ted James
The Nematoads