Asbury Park’s own TV Tramps are not a pretentious glimpse at the future of Rock N’ Roll, grasping for lush compositions, decorated arrangements, and internet brush fires that have a way burning the most mediocre of songsmiths into the sphere of public discourse. This is a wormhole of a group, a musical bridge offering listeners a glimpse at the past where dingy undergrounds dwellings played host to hordes of Rock royalty.
The Cramps, Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, Dead Boys, The Replacements…these are influences well ingrained in the fabric of this collective, and what’s been produced is a sound and ethos worthy of its own piece of the Punk soundscape. Thankfully, Little Dickman Records answered the call and will be pressing and distributing TV Tramps’ yet-to-be-titled debut collection, which is slated to drop next month.
Today, SIMGE is proud to bring to our readership the lead single to that collection, a boiling cauldron of Punk discussing the debaucherous antics of those living such a leather-clad lifestyle, delivered by front-woman Joy Vay, accelerated by the thrashing lead of Brian Surgent, and driven home by a surging low end manned by stick wielder Matt Guzda and bass plucker Claude Coleman Jr. (Ween, Amandla, Eagles Of Death Metal).
Stream “Whiplash” below and stay tuned for more on TV Tramps.