Like what, me worry? Not The Neumans, that’s for sure! The hottest act on the scene today, The Neumans are the latest in a long line of superb garage punk groups from Southern California.
They are proud and worthy heirs to the throne held at various times by the likes of The Unclaimed, The Tell-Tale Hearts, The Pandoras and The Gravedigger V.
I have had the pleasure of seeing the Neumans twice in person and can’t wait to get back to California for more! Some of you won’t have to travel that far since they are scheduled to tour later this year, which includes a visit to Europe.
We feature them regularly on the Fringe Factory Radio Show and I think I need to stock up on spare copies of their records for when our current stack is played out! Their initial release, a three song EP, has sold-out through two pressings and they have been thrilling packed sweaty clubs filled with caveteens of all ages across the region with their Occam’s Razor less-is-more fuzz-n-Farfisa approach, fueled by Vox, natch.
In May of 2013, they were even given the honor of appearing at the Ugly Things 30th Anniversary Weekender in San Diego, sharing the stage with Johnny Echols, Mark Lindsey and Gelnn Campbell (from the Misunderstood).
Those are some heavy names to be rubbing shoulders with!