New Noise Magazine is pleased to be bringing forth the raw, energetic single from RunHideFight. The track rips with energy, chord progressions and a gritty attitude ready to stand its ground. The tones present in the song mesh well, creating a sleazy tinge to the already fast paced punk. The song can be heard below, and highlights the power of punk aesthetic.

RunHideFight? Think Thee Headcoatees meets early Cheap Trick; ‘60s Bollywood meets ‘60s Hollywood. Geeta Dalal Simons recorded the demo (with Portland-based engineer Jay Demko ) in her kids playroom, with Jason from Hot Snakes on drums. Add in Brother JT (formerly of garage rock heavies Creatures of the Golden Dawn and Original Sins) on lead guitar and vocals as well, and it really takes off. Geeta is the daughter of Indian American scientists, and raised in West Virginia in a crucible of racial hostility, which drew her focus from academics to all ages shows.  Desperate to be heard in a world which resisted allowing voices like hers to cut through, she developed a Joan Jett wildcat shriek and a Malcom Young guitar tone: using the  tools of those other physically diminutive rockers who became larger than life through rock n roll .

Using the 3 chord monte of garage rock, she turned oppressive situations into triumphant 2 minute bite size chunks of rock candy. To pull off these songs live, luthier Chris DiPinto (DiPinto Guitars)  made her a custom guitar to her specs that acknowledges the ’60s music she loves as well as nods to her heritage : double neck 24 string 12/12 sitar. The icing on the cake (or rather the finish on the guitar ) was a peekaboo checkerboard ode to her guitar hero. Philadelphia garage rock veterans comprise the rhythm section, with  Christine Weiser (formerly of Mae Pang) on bass and Jon Kois (Three 4 Tens, Marah) on drums. The single was recorded and produced by Pete Donnelly of The Figgs at Westmont Studios in NJ.

 

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  1. Hey, ya think maybe, just maybe, it should be mentioned somewhere that it’s a cover of a “Shocking Blue” song from 1968? It’s their punky chord progressions.

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