DON'T + QUANDO QUANDO
DON'T (Portland, USA)
Don't formed in the spring of 2009 when four people from very disparate musical backgrounds got together to exchange musical ideas. What began as a few tentative practice sessions soon evolved with an almost alchemical ease into a cohesive group of songs. Armed with a live set of powerful and moving songs, they began playing around their native Northwest with diverse eclectic line-ups of bands to enthusiastic crowds. After nearly a year of honing their skills as a live band, DON'T released their first full length CD album entitled “Away Away” in 2010 followed by a vinyl version of Away Away and a 7-inch release on Doomtown Sounds with a new original tune and a cover of Dead Moon's "Killing Me".
Featuring a line-up of seasoned musical veterans, the band boasts a resume that includes an impressive list of premier Northwest bands. The combined talents of singer Jenny Don't (LADIES OF THE NIGHT), bassist Dave Minick (The Cosmetics, Napalm Beach), guitarist Dan Lowinger (AUDIOS AMIGOS, KATE MANN, LANA REBEL and THE LOVE LASERS, etc.) and drummer Sam Henry (THE WIPERS, NAPALM BEACH, THE RATS, MORGAN GRACE BAND) form a genre-blurring blend that spans the musical spectrum from melodic punk rock with surf overtones to an atmospheric wall of emotive and evocative sounds. Think Siouxsie sharing a fifth of Southern Comfort with the Mermen in the back of Willie Nelson's tour bus while listening to the Wipers.
+ QUANDO QUANDO (Wasserburg)
Rising from the ashes of the Subrosa Falcon Association (Red Can Records) comes Quando Quando. Four dudes from Wasserburg, Bavaria with a sound bouncing somewhere between melancholy punk and melodic post-punk in the vein of the Hot Snakes. Chaotic and full of energy, precise and straight to the point, all at the same time. Perfect music for drinking, having fun, being happy and/or breaking stuff. They've got a 7'' and an album in the works, as well as a slew of shows and a small tour. Keep 'em peeled!
''ENERGY plus ENERGY = QUANDO QUANDO. Taking their name from an old 30's record, these four guys from Wasserburg am Inn made up of ex-members of SUBROSA FALCON ASSOCIATION and BLINDSPOT take no prisoners. Their pressure driven sound which manages to be a sort of melancholy postpunk with tinges of garage is pretty much inimitable! No doubt a LIVE band!'' - INN-N-ROLL