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Distorsioni: Thee Gravemen "Thee Gravemen"

There have been many bands who look for their borrowed masks and stereotypes of American horror tradition of the fifties and sixties. Think, just to mention the more, the Fuzztones of "Monsters a go-go" (and not only), the warbling of the afterlife of Lux Interior, up to certain degenerations "licantropiche" by Jon Spencer and his Blues Explosion.

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Audio Scribbler: Thee Gravemen "Thee Gravemen"

It’s unfortunate that outside of garage rock circles people think two-piece groups consisting of drums, guitar and vocals have copped the line-up idea from The White Stripes or The Black Keys. The truth is two-piece groups go back a lot further than that and have been a fixture of US juke joints since they first opened for business. Not many of those blues duos will have chosen to have dressed like undertakers and knock out rockabilly numbers about witches, werewolves and burials.

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Schwindy's Indie Music Spotlight: Thee Gravemen "Thee Gravemen"

If you haven't picked up on this yet, loyal reader, I am a sucker for releases from Dirty Water Records. So when I saw Thee Gravemen have a new release from the good folks at Dirty Water, of course I wanted to check it out. I was particularly intrigued by the description of this band as "trashy." And it is. It is Hasil Adkins trashy ("Get off My Back") and Mojo Nixon trashy. Thee Gravemen comprises some dingy guitars and primitive drums that sound like they were recorded on something found at a flea market. And I love it.

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The RingMaster Review: Thee Gravemen "Thee Gravemen"

You cannot get much more simple a set up than offered by trash rock ‘n’ roll band Thee Gravemen or anything as incessantly infectious. Consisting of just a senses cruising guitar and insistent primal beats the duo from the UK, now Malmo, Sweden based, with their self titled album have created a release that knows its sound, loves its sound and is determined you will too.

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