The dictionary definition of cheap town musical invention, The Hussy took their desire to not have to work more than 15 hours a week, cheap rent and even cheaper instrument accumulation to new two-man band heights with their 2011 debut LP, Cement Tomb Mind Control. Another LP and a split EP with Digital Leather last year that saw the band tweak their noise a bit, and they’re back with Galore, out June 30 on Southpaw Records.
Yes they’re straight outta Madison, Wisconsin where, yes, waitresses at German restaurants often wear traditional Bavarian dresses and serve you a Volkswagon trunk’s worth of cheese, but is also the site of a brainy college or three and the useful endless winters that aid in sitting around coming up with cool shit to do indoors—like make more lacerating crash-rock. While on Galore they employ more wacky pedals, a violin and even a bass here or there, they remain a most effective daffy garage duo.
Throughout 2013-14, they became that band that greased the floorboards for the more established lo-fi funsters they were opening for (Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, King Tuff, King Khan & BBQ, White Fence, Black Lips), and in between backed up Nobunny on shows around the globe, while still finding time to get out of town on numerous weekends to shake up dives around the Midwest. And they’re about to do it again.
So give a listen to the premiere of the buzzing Turning On You below and try to catch their act when they park their Volkswagon in your town.
Tour Dates for The Hussy:
05/22 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
06/04 – Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
06/05 – Indianapolis, IN – The White Rabbit
06/06 – Cleveland, OH – The Happy Dog
06/07 – Buffalo, NY – TBA
06/08 – Boston, MA – Cafe ZuZu
06/09 – Manhattan, NY – Elvis’ Guesthouse
06/10 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
06/11 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
06/12 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
06/13 – Wilmington, NC – Reggies
06/15 – Atlanta, GA – 529
06/16 – Birmingham, AL – The Firehouse
06/17 – Jackson, MS – CS’s
06/18 – New Orleans, LA – Saturn Bar
06/19 – Austin, TX – Cheer Up Charlies
06/20 – Austin, TX – Yellow Jacket – Day Show
06/20 – Dallas, TX – The Foundry
06/21 – Little Rock, AR – Sticky’z
06/23 – Memphis, TN – Murphey’s
06/24 – Fayetteville, AR – JR’s
06/26 – Kansas City, KS – Minibar
06/27 – Omaha, NE – TBA
07/15 – Spring Green, WI – The Shitty Barn