Monday, 18 April 2011

Hunx and His Punx

Hunx and His Punx are a group from California. Formed by the ridiculously gay Hunx (real name Seth Bogart) in 2008, they make brash, punky 60s pop in a similar vein to the late Jay Reatard. The videos for their singles feature whacky outfits, over the top props (the giant pink telephone in 'Teardrops on My Telephone' is a great, bizarre example) and prolific posing from Hunx: the most appealing thing about their music is for sure the complete lack of pretention; it's lo-fi, kitsch and almost entirely concerns teenage heartbreak.

They had a collection of singles called 'Gay Singles' out in 2010 on True Panther Sounds; more recently, they released an album, 'Too Young To Be In Love', on Hardly Art, which is definitely worth checking out. Brittle, minimalistic percussion accompanies simple chord sequences and distorted backing vocals, with all of the band's members taking turns to accompany Hunx's wierd, lisping nasal tones.

Hunx and His Punx - You Don't Like Rock & Roll (Gay Singles)

Hunx and His Punx - Badboy (Too Young To Be In Love)

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