TrunkWeed from Baltimore in the USA is the fuzz-rock trio of Kyle Phass (Drums), Tucker Neil (Bass) and Brady Kelly (Vocals / Guitar / Synth).
TrunkWeed deliver sounds that hark of open spaces and the listener can imagine themselves at a beach looking out to a hazy horizon as the trio combine reverb, echo, delay and fuzz. The percussion bounces around like a playful puppy whilst the bass maintains a steer as the guitars fluidly eases its way between sharp spikes of notes to mesmeric elongation to which the vocal strives to – nay successfully provides the cohesion. The light touches of synths affords the out-put its dreamy quality that finds the brain melting into the material.
The audience can listen whilst laying back on the lounger or get up and flail arms and body around and either way TrunkWeed provides music which adds to the joy of living.
Newly formed, TrunkWeed have made a great start with performances that belie the age of the band and it is of little surprise they are establishing a presence in the live circuit added to which they have made recordings available for those of us who don’t get the opportunity to see them on stage.
I look forward to keeping track of their development and future releases, which I am led to believe includes a live LP – one track of which I have had the opportunity to hear. I would not be surprised to find that a fourth player be added to the line-up as the synths give TrunkWeed an added dimension which with only the three is difficult to replicate on stage with only six arms available.
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