Mexico is the first single from the forthcoming sophomore LP (due 2013), from Melbourne’s Jai Taurima’s of rock, The Fearless Vampire Killers. “It’s an upbeat western-rock ditty documenting the neglected desire of a fading man to travel to his childhood dreamland of Mexico” Al Marx (Guitar)
With a signature sound rooted in 60’s garage rock, textured with memorably sharp guitar riffs and Sean Ainsworth’s nostalgic vocal tones, Mexico has been tested on fans at shows over the past few months, receiving such adoration that it fast became the logical new single for the band.
“The crowd got more energetic as the gig progressed, song ‘Mexico’ (not from the album for those who wish they attended the gig) got the loudest response…” TONE DEAF
Their debut album Batmania (Oct 2011), was well received by critics and fans with the singles For You And Me, Tell Me What Your Trying To Say, I Won’t Stay Too Long all gaining solid radio play across community stations and JJJ nationally.
“With a little help from Mars Volta producer Lars Stalfors, the Fearless Vampire Killers have created a brilliant monster… one moment you’re uncontrollably dancing to ‘The Monkey Song,’ the next, listening intently to the vivid lyrics of ‘Jacky.’ Find the next party these lads crash to see them in their element.”
TRIPLE J MAGAZINE
The frantic energy of their live shows has garnered them personal invitations for support slots from international heavy weights The Mars Volta, Kasabian and The Hives. Their house party gigs around Melbourne continue to create modern day urban legends of music and debauchery … around 500 kids showing up each time to a random house in a random suburb, not one has been shut down by the cops….yet! They have three shows in October in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, go and see for yourself.
Mexico and Yer’ Blues were recorded and mixed by Cam Trewin at Woodstock Studios with additional material recorded by Michael ‘The Colonel’ Sanders at Spacewonderland (Mexico) and BLANK (Yer’ Blues) Studios and mastered by Adam Dempsey of Deluxe Mastering.
If you ask anyone who has had the chance to catch the band live, they will tell you another TFVK show highlight is their faultless rendition of the legendary Beatles track Yer’ Blues. Having been sucked up and spat out again by The Fearless Vampire Killers, the time-honored cover is lovingly performed to Fearless’s exacting Surfabilly standards.
1 Mexico 3.47
2 Yer’ Blues (The Beatles cover) 3.52
The Fearless Vampire Killers Tour With Special Guests – Tix on sale now
Friday 5th October Alhambra Lounge Brisbane QLD
Tickets – $10 + BF from www.alhambralounge.com
12 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD
Saturday 6th October The Workers Club Melbourne VIC
Tickets – $10 + BF from www.theworkersclub.com.au
51 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, VIC
Friday 12th October FBi Social Sydney NSW
Tickets – $10 + BF from www.fbiradio.com
L2 248 William Street, Sydney, NSW