Friday, February 20, 2009

Rest In Peace: The Savages

It's a sad day when one of your favorite local acts calls it quits, especially when you've been anxiously awaiting their EP release for months. They were The Savages and they were hard to describe. Psych rock? Prog rock? Metal? Whatever. They demanded your attention live, took you on a aural journey, and made you want to do mushrooms all day -- the three things that every real rock band should ideally accomplish.

In the band's own words, "We are a new band. We are called The Savages. We don't have mucho coin so our recordings our lo-fi. You can hear the vibe anyway...we're sure of it. Some songs were recorded in our garage. Some were recorded on a tape recorder. Live shows... We are a live band and we want you to experience it live. When we were kids there was a strange house all the shades were always drawn and we never heard voices in there and the yard was full of bamboo and we liked to play in the bamboo pretend we were Tarzan (although there was no Jane) and there was a fish pond a large one full of the fattest goldfish you ever saw and they were tame. They came to the surface of the water and took pieces of bread from our hands. Our parents had told us: 'never go near that house' so, of course, we went."

In any case, whatever the reasons, it's too bad, but we look forward to hearing what the members come up with next.

- The Savages Interview


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