LA glam-punkers Death Valley Girls are looking to drill further into that hole in yo’ soul with a brace of cover versions out on limited 7” from this Friday, June 12th. And they’ve shared the title track online to lure you in.
The title track is “Breakthrough”, a cover of the heavy scented organ boogie originally recorded by Atomic Rooster in 1971. The Girls’ cover has all the sleazy riffola and Jon Lord-style organ hip grind you need.
Speaking about their choice of cover, the Girls’ Bonnie Bloomgarden said: “[It’s] a song we became obsessed with once we found the lyrics! They’re about breaking free from an invisible prison. We were studying Damien Echols, of the West Memphis 3, and his ability to overcome being wrongfully convicted and imprisoned on death row for 18 years. He became a magician, master meditator, and learned how to astral project. We asked him for a few tips on how energy, intention, and music can keep you strong in these strange times.” Only in LA …
The B-side is a bittersweet take on none-more-cult songwriter Daniel Johnston’s quiet/loud blast “Rock ‘N’ Roll/EGA” – Death Valley Girls having briefly served as his backing band.
“Breakthrough” is available to pre-order from Suicide Squeeze Records on half-purple, half-black vinyl in a limited run of 750 at https://suicide-squeeze.myshopify.com