Hurricanes of Love / Jeremy Waun / VNESSWOLFCHILD / 696 Blues Band
Hurricanes of Love: “Whenever I go to a Frank Hurricayne show, every single conversation in the club runs something like, “Man, I just talked to the strangest dude. He looked at me and went ‘waaaassuuuup, heavenly brother, Heeeeeellllllll yeah’ and was so mind bogglingly posi about everything I said.” People can’t wrap their heads around Frank’s speech patterns—it’s like a Skype chat between a Jodorowskian mystic, Too $hort, and a motivational speaker. At first you’re like…man, I can’t deal with this shit right now, this is too intense. Frank is a heavenly, lyfealtering gangster and he’s on some total other level.
When Frank’s band Hurricanes Of Love plays, conversations completely stop. People either leave the bar, or laugh uncontrollably at this Deadhead-cum-Fahey rambling about smoking weed with a saint on a holy mountain. As slick as Frank’s fingerpicking and songwriting has gotten, what’s most amazing to me is the cult of personality Frank seems to be cultivating.
Hurricanes of Love is part of the Whitehaus Family, a DIY venue and record label up in Massachusetts.” [Noisey]
Jeremy Waun: “Twenty-six-year-old Jeremy Waun grew up in rural Michigan, just outside Port Huron. He laughs easily, is cagily smart, plays in a bunch of bands, and gets by “merchandising flowers and tropical plants for a wholesale greenhouse.” I’m not sure what that means, but it sounds pretty hippy-ish. Waun says that “I feel real deal vibes and want to convey emotion through words and sounds,” when asked about searching for a guiding principle or philosophy. But that was such a hippie question, anyway!
Waun dresses in neon tie-dye, wears his hair long, and his first solo LP, the excellent and limited edition City Vibes, just released by Feeding Tube Records in Florence, Mass., is powered by acoustic guitar and his own voice, not really anything else. Sometimes he double-tracks on the vocals, and he’s not afraid to let both the guitar and the vocals get deeply in the red. So there’s a lot of distortion, but it’s a mellow record, which is a swell dichotomy. His last tape was called Nu Metal Guru, because having a sense of humor is important.” [Detroit Metro Times]
VNESSWOLFCHILD: Synthpop. Self help. Interactive ritual healing performance art.