Death Valley Girls run us through their top 5 tour bus listens, track by track.
Los Angeles gloom punk band Death Valley Girls are set to release a new album this week - Darkness Rains, out Oct 5th via Suicide Squeeze Records. So far we've heard three gloriously dark doom-boogie singles from them, including the fuzzed out 'More Dead' in which vocalist Bonnie Bloomgarden catcalls “you're more dead than alive” to a menacing backdrop of Black Sabbath drums and howling guitar solos.
Speaking of the track, the band explained: "After having experiences with people we love struggling to stay alive, we believe the harder the battle, the less one is able to ask for help. We wanted to write a song about how important and necessary each person is, especially these days. We need numbers now more than ever to fight the good fight."
No strangers to the road, Death Valley Girls are currently in the midst of a huge 30 date North American tour, which includes a slot at this month's Desert Daze Festival, Lake Perris, CA - where they'll be playing with the likes of Tame Impala, My Bloody Valentine, Death Grips and Ty Seagull.
GigList was lucky enough to catch up with Death Valley Girls during this tour, who ran us through the group's Top 5 go-to Tour Bus Tracks that keep them sane and entertained whilst on the road.
Listen to Death Valley Girls Tour Bus Tracks below
Iggy Pop - 'Nightclubbing'
DVG: It’s the perfect song to prepare for our favourite time of day- night time.
Roky Erickson - 'The Wind and More'
DVG: One of the greatest rock and roll songs of all time
Buzzcocks - 'Real World'
DVG: Can’t stop listening to this song, over and over and over again.