Sultan Bathery, Pearls, the Wet Recommended Soundboard

When: Fri., Aug. 3, 9:30 p.m. 2012

Their debut seven-inch, Fireworx (Slovenly), just came out at the end of May, so Sultan Bathery haven't yet left behind enough of their jangly, bluesy, freaky garage rock to warrant a bunch of high-flown metaphors or a stretched comparison to Mick Collins, anyway. Still, this trio from Vicenza, Italy, is weird in its own way—this stuff doesn't hang back behind a curtain of reverb like so much drab present-day garage, instead bouncing brazenly along with upbeat rhythms and achingly demented vocals. Sultan Bathery seem headed for the same not-quite-fringe territory occupied by popular weirdos like Ty Segall and King Khan, so I can't wait for that first full-length to drop. —Kevin Warwick Pearls and the Wet open.

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