April 21, 2015

Thomas Truax: Jetstream Sunset

photo: Markus Jansen

Thomas Truax is an original, a one-man band,who cuts through genres like William Burroughs on a particularly bumpy trip. His new album Jetstream Sunset features longtime fan Brian Viglione (Dresden Dolls, Nine Inch Nails) who jumped at the chance to work with the homemade drum set ‘Mother Superior’.

Truax is a sound geek, a sideshow magician who sprinkles his dark humoured songs with off-kilter bangs and beeps created by his wide array of home-made instruments. Singing about cars (Driving In The Dark), horror (Feelin' Bad For Dracula) and science (I've Got To Know Jetstream Sunset is the soundtrack for a late-night Fifties B-movie at the drive-in. Definitely not for the squaemish, but a highly rewarding journey through the back alleys of the American underground. Once you've heard his cover of You Are My Sunshine it's next to impossible to consider as a happy song.

Jetstream Sunset is a released on Psychoteddy Records. Buy it from his website.

  1. Jetstream Sunset
  2. I Was A Teenage Post-Punk
  3. Driving In The Dark
  4. Phantom Vibrations
  5. Shine Brightly As You Can
  6. Feelin' Bad For Dracula
  7. I've Got To Know
  8. Fat Spider
  9. You Are My Sunshine
  10. You Are My Sunset
  11. Written In Your Blood

Live date:
  • 04/24 Southampton, UK @ Talking Heads (Supporting Duke Special)
  • 04/25 Reading, UK @ Bowery District (Supporting Duke Special)
  • 04/26 Cardiff, UK @ The Globe (Supporting Duke Special)
  • 05/01 Northampton, UK @ Labour Club
  • 05/02 Oxford, UK @ Cellar Bar Frewin Court Oxford
  • 05/06 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 05/08 Hull, UK @ The New Adelphi Club
  • 05/16 Braziers Park (near Wallingford), UK @ Wood Festival
  • 06/11 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ De Nieuwe Anita
  • 06/13 Haarlem, Netherlands @ Beeckestijnpop
  • 06/17 Berlin, Germany @ TBA

» thomastruax.com

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