PRICE:
$21.00$17.85
IN STOCK
ARTIST
TITLE
Chico Purito!
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
HGR 023LP HGR 023LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/27/2018

Hound Gawd! Records present the release of Chico Purito!, the debut studio album by Oviedo's favorite garage punk rockers, Hey Honcho & The Aftermaths. The Spanish Illustrator Mr. Bratto enthuses, "Evil has a plan and here's the livin' example." The band formed in 2015 as Aftermaths and released their first EP titled, A Natural Fancy in 2015, followed by the seven-inch, The Way, before Von Gustopher, aka Hey Honcho, joined the band in 2017. The now called Hey Honcho & The Aftermaths feature members of Los Ass-Draggers, Amon Ra, and Electric Children. They pretty much nail the sound for which Spanish garage rock is infamous: vibrant, high energy, and dangerously catchy. Chico Purito! is for fans of DMZ, Pleasure Fuckers, The Dictators, and The Real Kids. From opener "Sally Can't Wait" to "Ejecter" the tracks are masterfully wrought punk rock tunes with heart-wrenching vocals. This paunchy debut album is packed full with 13 simple and intense "classics" including "All This And More", a tribute to the Dead Boys. At the risk of corniness in conveying the sterling truth, Chico Purito! could be considered to represent Von Gustopher on lead vocals, drummer Dani Thunder, guitarist Diego Manfredo, and Héctor Castanon on bass arriving at a "next level,", but next after what? They appear to have skipped a few. Chico Purito! was recorded live in one day at Ovni Studios in Asturias, Spain in April of 2017. Mike Mariconda produced and mixed the album at his private Sol de Sants Studios in Barcelona. Mariconda has produced countless garage rock bands, like the Devil Dogs, Cosmic Psychos, Spaceshits, and the New Bomb Turks, while leading the pack as guitarist of his own garage band The Raunch Hands. Go loco with Hey Honcho & The Aftermaths! Includes download card.