Last year, L.A. duo Deap Vally really impressed when they hit our Studio 1A, blasting through a grimy set of rock that borrowed as much from blues as it did from punk. There’s little wonder they’ve already shared stages with Iggy Pop, Dinosaur Jr., and Thurston Moore, and this week they’re also in good company, opening for Blondie and Garbage at ACL Live.
The band’s awesomely-named album Femejism also gets an update for the tour. Deap Vally just released an EP spotlighting some “unplugged” versions of songs from the record, an obvious nod to a ’90s classic. The electric “Grunge Bond” is a bash-it-out riff monster, but the unplugged version plays like a schoolyard chant, with wailing sax, drums, and the shouts of Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards all taking turns as the leader.
“Grunge Bond” appears on Femejism (Unplugged), out now. Deap Vally plays on Friday, August 11 at ACL Live with Blondie and Garbage before playing their own aftershow at 3Ten with Ringo Deathstarr.
–Art Levy // host, Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., producer, My KUTX