LIL DAGGERS was originally conceived as a home recording project involving close friends in the summer of 2008. After only a few short years, this Miami, FL 5-piece has built itself in to a strong collective with a knack for pumping out psych-rock jams that are equal parts powerful, succinct and sprawling. Being based in a place where sun, sand and tourists are the norm, Lil Daggers offers a distinctly alternative view of the city in which they live and love, Miami. This 5 piece delivers stunning psych-rock jams: "they play deceptively simple beats and echoed fenders which bristle under the skin like a hand up a skirt, under the table of a roadhouse diner. This is also full of the sort of songs that brood and creak the floorboards in desolated motel rooms. The best sort." Artrocker. Drawing from their mutual love for early Rock & Roll, Doo-Wop, R&B, Soul, and Punk Rock music, Lil Daggers' Stray Chank single is a stunning combination of their influences and the vibes of bands such as Strange Boys, Black Lips and White Denim.
Tracks: Stray Chank | Snake Bird.
LIL DAGGERS was originally conceived as a home recording project involving close friends in the summer of 2008. After only a few short years, this Miami, FL 5-piece has built itself in to a strong collective with a knack for pumping out psych-rock jams that are equal parts powerful, succint and sprawling. NYLON Magazine said of Lil Daggers, "[We've] become addicted to their brand of '60s tinged, drawling garage rock." So have lots of others...that is why Lil Daggers have stayed so busy since their inception. Drawing from their mutual love for early Rock & Roll, Doo-Wop, R&B, Soul, and Punk Rock music, Lil Daggers' debut, the "Stragglers" EP, was released as a limited edition tour only 10" on the heels of their showcase at 2009's SXSW Festival -- the record sold out within a few weeks. The Daggers (as their friends call them) have made a habit of being out on the road -- while also remaining very active in the studio, releasing three 7" records (2010's split with Satan's Youth Ministers, their Livid Records "King Corpse" EP and the ultra limited "Slave Exchange" 7" on Discosoma Records). Being based in a locale where sun, sand and tourists are the norm, Lil Daggers [s/t debut – released in April 2011 on Limited Fanfare Records] offers a distinctly alternative view of the city in which they live and love, Miami, FL. What's in a song? Well, in the case of Lil Daggers it's usually goes something like this: reverb-drenched vocals, classic fuzz tones, sweeping organ and sonic landscapes that make the album much more than your typical garage band knocking out 2 minute songs.
Tracks: Wasting | Slave Exchange | Pignose | Ghost Herd | Past Due | Dada Brown | Wicked Lady Jam | Dead Golden Girls | Pair of Lives | Give Me The Pill | Strange Wolf.
Available in 12" vinyl in our online shop (£10).
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