Minneapolis riff-scientists The Blind Shake have been troweling out detuned psych-noise
for a poor man’s decade. Known for murderous live sets and polite post-show interactions, the trio has gained the respect of dive bar owners, bookies, clergy, and no-name snitches nationwide. They have collaborated with psychedelic legend Michael Yonkers as well as downstroke warrior John Reis.
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The Dull Drums are simply one of the best contemporary psych bands and you WILL shake your ass as their primal psych-soul riffs expand your mind. It is impossible to stand still while these Tulsa, OK rockers bombard you with their catchy (but unpredictable) fuzzed out tunes. Their 2012 debut release, “SKIN YOU ALIVE,” offers some evidence of their power and skill but, as anyone who caught them at Kirby’s or Love Garden in Lawrence will testify, their masterful live performances will make you ask why they aren’t coheadlining shows with the likes of Dead Meadow and the Black Angels.
If David Lynch and Phil Spector had produced a sparse sunshine-pop female-duo for inclusion on the C86 tape – then we wouldn’t need the Daddyo’s. Their well recieved debut album, “It’s A Tough World Out There For A Lonely Girl,” recalls both the haunting sweetness of early Camera Obscura and the psych-folk intensity of Ty Segall.
The Daddyo’s are an up and coming part of Tulsa’s rich garage and psych-rock scene and recently played in Austin during SXSW.
The Escatones are supposedly a psychedelic-surf/garage rock band – but don’t expect a farfisa organ or strobe light timed to the tremolo pedal. The Escatones choose artistry over artifice 100% of the time. They draw on a wide range of influences that lets them ride a fresher wave than most neo-psych bands and garage/surf revivalists without straying far from the roots of the genre.
A band with their killer chops and damn good songs has no real need for live gimmicks, but that doesn’t stop the Escatones from regularly stripping down for a mid-performance dance party as you may have seen at their local Kirby’s and Eagles Lodge shows. The Escatones have put out a steady stream of solid records on the Artificial Head label. “So Long, Norman” is their latest release.
Native Daughters, former members of ICT FEST favorites Mustangs and Madras, are coming in a new form to ICT FEST 2012. Two guitars, two drums, and a bass make up this heavy, post rock massacre. This is a band that speaks for itself, and has to be experienced to believed.
We’re excited to welcome back our friends from Denver, and celebrate another festival with an all new sound.
For more information on Native Daughters, visit their Facebook page.
ICT FEST fans from the past eight years should be familiar with This Great October, one of Wichita’s earliest and most influential post-rock bands. Chris Mackie, the bands guitar player, has continued on
through a number of projects over the years, and his latest incarnation is Deathblack Flowers. Now including Eric Harrison and Eric Medlin, both veterans of Boys Beware, Deathblack Flowers is a full force heavy, reverbed juggernaut of sound that feels like they’ve been playing together for years. We are excited to welcome these three ICT FEST veterans back in a new form.
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Incredibly intense and constantly hilarious, Jabberjosh consists of the brothers Sam and Will Gunnerson. Jabberjosh is a band that is loved by fans of any genre, and, once seen, is never forgotten.
ICT FEST favorites for many years, we are excited to have the brothers back again this year for more of their drum and bass destruction and, hopefully, some celebrity birthdays.
Find more information about Jabberjosh on Facebook or Bandcamp
Stay tuned for more performer announcements, and a full lineup announcement on June 1st.