Paint Fumes at the Get Down

The Paint Fumes  (from Charlotte) are set to infuse the Get Down with hard-driving, psychedelic garage punk this Thursday, Jan. 19.

“Taco Bell eatin’ voodoo magician mad dog 20-20 drinkin’ night train ridin’ lucid dreams,” reads the Paint Fumes biography, which may or may not give you a sense of their music. According to their Facebook page, influences such as “paint, glue, roach spray, Carbona,” contribute to the band’s sound.

Whatever the fuel is that feeds it, Paint Fumes churns out an exciting, gritty yet melodic wall of sound.

Band members Elijah (vocals/guitar), Brett (guitar) and Josh, aka Pinche Gringo (drums), joined forces fairly recently, but the trio already has a strong musical chemistry. This may be due in part to the fact that, since forming, Paint Fumes has been hitting the road hard. In fact, this week they are just back to North Carolina after shows in New York City and other points North.

Needless to say, things are falling in place for the group, who just signed to Slovenly Recordings (home to kindred bands The Spits and Acid Baby Jesus). According to the label, the debut Paint Fumes 7” (out soon) will “bring the supreme scuzz, and enough wail and feedback to hold you over until you can huff their “Uck Life” long player in Spring 2012!” 

Paint Fumes will be joined at the Get Down by the Krektones and Thee Loud Crowd. 10 pm. $5.

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