|Occult Detective Club|
Occult Detective Club may have started as the solo side-project of Secret Bangs' Alexander Anguiano, but once Secret Bangs officially dissolved and Anguiano devoted more time and energy to crafting his catchy garage-punk songs, it quickly became apparent that this new project was going to eclipse his previous act.
Especially when Anguiano and his Occult Detective Club started playing stages and basements in Denton backed by members of Stymie, ANS, Koji Kondo and, yeah, the Secret Bangs. Then the band's debut full-length, Tortures, found release on Red Lounge Records in 2010. And it was good. Very good.
More recently, with Anguiano providing lead vocals and guitars, Andrew Messer on guitars, Tyler Shults on bass and Chris Reeves on drums, Occult Detective Club's recent batch of songs have been garnering comparisons to acts such as The Jam, Ramones, Clash, Sham 69 and Hex Dispensers. It's worth noting that Austin's Hex Dispensers covered Occult Detective Club's "I'm A Ghost" for the B-side of a recent single.
And, right now, Occult Detective Club's gearing up for a six-week tour promoting the February 15 release of Crimes on Alive Naturalsound Records (making Occult Detective Club label-chums with the likes of The Black Keys, SSM, The Nerves, Mondo Drag, The Bloody Hollies, White Noise Sound and Two Gallants, to name a few).
We chatted with Anguiano by phone a few weeks back, and then followed up this week via a certain social network. Anguiano and Co. were kind enough to send along "C'mon Levi" -- the band's lead single of Crimes - as a free download for our readers.
Grab the song, and read our Q&A in full after the jump.
Bonus MP3: Occult Detective Club -- "C'mon Levi"