A three-piece garage rock wildebeest from Seattle, Naked Giants combine spontaneity with a stylistically-diverse catalog to create a sound that sets them apart from the average band. Bringing together influences from the likes of Ty Segall and The Sonics – as well as Pink Floyd and even Spinal Tap – with an audible energy that gets crowds twisting and jiving, they’ve amazed fans at Bumbershoot, South by Southwest, and on tour with Car Seat Headrest. They jumped into Seattle’s scene by playing to teens in museums and sweaty college kids at packed house shows, and the trio has carried the same pure rock ‘n’ roll energy regardless of the audience or venue. This energy was not lost on the band’s 2016 studio EP, R.I.P., on which Grant Mullen‘s bluesy guitar solos, Henry LaVallee‘s pounding backbeats, and Gianni Aiello‘s juicy bass lines combined to form a psychedelic whirlwind of fuzz. The band has now returned with “Age of Information,” which has been released on a split 7″ with Ron Gallo. The band is also going on tour with Gallo, beginning November 11 in Nashville.
“The ‘Age of Information’ is two things,” says the band. “On a cultural scale, it’s the time immediately following the age of reason when the quest for truth is overcome by the quest for knowledge. Facts are diluted by the unprecedented amount of information available at a moment’s notice … On a personal scale, the age of information is the time in one’s life in which they are exposed to the inevitable circumstances of life — love and loss, birth and death, fact and fabrication. The song is about the intersection of these two ages of information. For young people these days, the real problems in the world – corruption, poverty, racism, oppression – are washed over by the constant flow of media.”
“Naked Giants tear through scorching refrains, thunderous builds, and deep-rooted hooks with an all-natural ease. Freewheeling rock and roll with a don’t-give-a-damn attitude.” –The Line of Best Fit
“There’s a pureness to their sound, a refreshing youthful enthusiasm like they’re the first punkers to ever punk, a completely un-ironic and unabashed immersion in [the] musical tradition…” -KEXP
RIYL: Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, Dude York, Together PANGEA, FIDLAR, King Tuff
Digital Servicing Only
Label: New West
Stream the new single on Spotify or Apple Music below.