Last Fall, I had no idea what I was getting into when I first began creeping on Altered State of Reverb's website. I was discovering a whole new world of surf music. Of corpse, it was the spooky surf sounds I was most drawn to and, when I saw the cover art for the The Mysterics I knew it was lust at first sight. Then the sound.
'The Pleasure of Pain', the first Mysterics single on the label, sent me right to my bedroom door, to close it, as I didn't want anyone to assume I was watching porn to loudly. Again. The jam is pure hotness and is adorned with subtle notes that reminded me of The Cramps. I envisioned White Seed, Tiger Girl and Saturnalia recording the song in a red room of pain/pleasure. All the puns were intended there.
I've been dying to chat with the trio to see how they are managing through the pandemic, as their activity has only increased since. With Saturnalia in Milan, Italy and White Seed and Tiger Girl in Brooklyn, I was even more curious how the trio stays tight. How did they manage to record their single 'Neb's Tune' - which was released in January 2021. Well, dear reader, the questions have been answered.
We were able to come together via zoom and, I was able to dive further into how The Mysterics became a trio. You'll be surprised to learn more about the group's dynamic, how they met and, their experience. We talked about their influences and experiences. It is my humble honor to introduce you all to the up and coming Spooky Surf Rock trio...
You can enjoy 'Neb's Tune and 'The Pleasure of Pain' by visiting alteredstateofreverb.com
And STAY TUNED because on March 12th, theres more coming from The Mysterics. You know you're curious. So, indulge...
P.S. I hope you enjoy how we almost had Josh Graham of Altered State of Reverb, for a moment before he realized he was being recorded. I love being part of the ASR family as you can tell from our frantic and fun moments.