Bassist Chris Nadeau (of noise-punk band Blast & the Detergents) and wife/drummer Susan Dickson teamed up with guitarist James Bess (ex-Dumbwaiters, Insect Joy) to form Permanent Makeup in 2010.
The band played their first show together without ever having practiced. The venue: a doctor’s office. Mostly improvised; w/ audience members reading infomercial ad copy in lieu of a singer, they called it a success eventually writing new songs and taking over vocal duties themselves. Calling the underground Punk/Art scene their home, PM
have spent the last 2 years cutting their teeth in true DIY fashion: playing house shows on self-booked tours of the U.S. and recording/releasing home-packaged EP’s.
With tunes informed by the decades-long thread of dissonant post-post-punk and the commercial language contained within the aforementioned ad copy, people have told the band they’ve identified elements in their sound as disparate as fuzzed-out garage-psych, author Phillip K Dick, sci-fi surf, avant-electronic, even pamphlets handed out on street corners by the schizophrenic homeless. “Sure, why not?” the band replies, being agreeable folk, and gets back to writing and touring.
The three of them recently realized none has a single tattoo; take away from that what you will.
The Void… It Creeps will be the band’s debut full length on New Granada Records.
Street Date: TBD 2013
FREE MUSIC IN THE MEANTIME !!!!!!!!!
While you patiently wait for The Void… It Creeps
, feel free to download the band’s self-titled EP from their bandcamp at no cost (link below). Yes. That’s right. It’s free.
FOR FANS OF:
Wire, Sonic Youth, Fugazi, Shellac, Minutemen, Pylon