Death Valley Girls, Telepathic Lines, Dead Bugs

Think of Death Valley Girls as an acid-tripping science experiment that’s been buried alive, and resurrected as a sexually liberated dystopian chain-gang. A cosmic scar, if you will, on the hills of Echo Park, where the experiment began in 2013 by proto-punk Bonnie Bloomgarden and guitarist Larry Schemel — who got lost in the desert, returned to their haunted garage in Echo Park, and pieced together their vision with shopworn images of sexploitation babes, a blood-soaked Iggy Pop, and Bloomgarden’s series of phantasms, the result of spending a year in a mental institution, where she planned her neon-glowing odyssey by listening to Black Sabbath and UFO, reading about alien conspiracy theories, and deriving her band’s moral compass from a line she saw in a movie:

“Everybody’s gotta be in a gang,” from campy sexploitation romp Switchblade Sisters (1975).

Death Valley Girls (LA/Burger Records)
https://deathvalleygirls.bandcamp.com/

Telepathic Lines (St Aug rock n rollers)
https://bakeryoutletrecords.bandcamp.com/album/telepathic-lines-s-t

Dead Bugs (Jacksonville garage/punk)
https://deadbugs.bandcamp.com/releases

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