L.A.’s Death Valley Girls Return with the lyric video for its single “It’s All Really Kind Of Amazing” (Suicide Squeeze), a new stand-alone track on the heels of releasing the deluxe edition of Street Venom this past July, the group’s debut full-length originally released in 2014.
In these tumultuous times, it’s easy to forget that our natural state isn’t meant to involve chronic anxiety, fear, depression, or boredom. We all could use a reminder that our default setting as human beings should be one of hope, wonder, and love. Death Valley Girls’ ongoing mission is to use their scorching blend of garage punk, communal music, fiery riffage, and desert psychedelia as a vehicle for reconfiguring our perception and tapping into the beauty of the human experience. On their latest single, “It’s All Really Kind of Amazing,” Death Valley Girls continue their mystical quest for transcending the mire of our modern reality with divine rock n’ roll mantras, goosebump-inducing hooks, and Bonnie Bloomgarden’s impassioned vocal performances. While the band built their reputation on sweat-drenched, electrically charged anthems, “It’s All Really Kind of Amazing” delves into their more recent penchant for Larry Schemel’s chiming guitar chords, Bloomgarden’s nimble electric piano lines, big choral hooks, and intoxicating layers of instrumentation. Further bolstered by Rikki Styxx on drums, Emily Retsas on bass, and the gang vocals of Little Ghost, Pickle, and Kelsey Whatever NBD, the newest entry into the Death Valley Girls songbook exudes the aura of a tight-knit collective in the throes of ecstasy.
“Being in a body, experiencing reality as a human, is endlessly challenging. There’s so much darkness, suffering, sorrow, and division, it’s hard to get past. Sometimes, and often for too long, I just stay in the darkness, forgetting there’s anything else. And then sometimes, my guides remind me to look around, sometimes, just look around, at this Earth, at its infinite beauty and intricacy, and simplicity, and sometimes I can feel it, that it’s all really kind of amazing.” – Bonnie Bloomgarden, Death Valley Girls
10/29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern^
10/30 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
12/04 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge*
12/05 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge*
12/07 – Reno, NV – Holland Project*
12/08 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel*
12/09 – Visalia, CA – The Cellar Door*
12/12 – San Diego, CA – Casbah*
12/15 – Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar*
12/16 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge*
12/17 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf*
= w/ Tiger Army
* = w/ Trail of Dead