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The Decks Release Breath and Bone
"Skeleton" Released for Free Download
Detroit garage-pop foursome, The Decks, are gearing up for the release of their first LP, Breath and Bone, on May 26th. To preview the album, The Decks have released "Skeleton" for free download. They may have started the recording of this album when they were in their teens, but don't expect ignorant angst. They do live in Detroit you know. So,19 there is really 32 anywhere else. On top of that, while most kids were going to prom, these teens were playing in Patti Smith's basement (seriously), performing at bars and recording their album with local legends. The first half of this record was recorded with Jim Diamond of The Dirtbombs at his studio, Ghetto Recorders (White Stripes, The Hentchmen). The second half was done with Eddie Gillis (Jack White = John Gillis, Eddie's brother).
The Decks formed back in 2003 after being inspired by bands ranging from local legends like The Stooges, all the way to 1950's surf kings, The Ventures. They also draw from the sounds of The La's, Sleater-Kinney, Black Lips, Velvet Underground, Television and Neil Young. The Decks have seen a shake up in the line up since their inception, but have solidified as Alex Glendening (lead vocals, guitar), Hank Wolfe (bass), Maria Nuccilli (drums, vocals), and Molly-Jean Schoen (guitar, vocals). Keep an eye out for Midwest tour dates in the summer of 2009.
"[The Decks] sound like The Voidoids with the melodic edge of The Beatles."
- Matt Smith of Outrageous Cherry
"Consider this a helpful heads-up on a young band primed to grab Detroit's ears. Holding forth with a perennially pleasing lo-fi aesthetic and a deft feel for vintage rock 'n' roll, the two-boy, two-girl Decks have quietly worked their way out of Grosse Pointe and up the Motor City music ladder."
- Detroit Free Press