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Salad Days Magazine | May 25, 2024

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You Know Who LP out and available now!

You Know Who LP out and available now!
Salad Days

After months of waiting and salivating, finally we have the You Know Who LP in stock!

The low desert area of Southern California is a breeding ground to some of underground music’s most well regarded and celebrated acts such as: Kyuss, Fatso Jetson, Unsound, Masters Of Reality, Yawning Man and of course Queens Of The Stone Age. DIY generator parties, legendary venue Rhythm and Brews on Highway 111 in Indio, CA and The Desert Sessions recordings played a big part in the development of the scene and for having music audiences and players looking to the area for new artists/bands to emerge since then.

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(photo copyright – Charlie Steffens for Gnarlyfotos)

However, what sets desert natives You Know Who apart is that they’re not a Kyuss clone at all, they play fast, heavy and technical punk/metal, the polar opposite of what mainstream music press has coined the desert sound to be. You Know Who consists of Mike Pygmie, Dylan Brown, Greg Saenz who got together in 2009 after cutting their chops in such bands as Excel, Dwarves and Invitro. What best describes their sound is taking the technicality and complex time changes of Bl’ast, mix in the speed and tongue n’ cheek humor of Suicidal Tendencies and Mr. Bungle and the virtuoso musicianship from each guy that forges a sound as harsh as the desert heat on a summer afternoon. Check out the video for ‘Marshall Stacks And Alcohol’ here:

Five hundred pressings of white/black vinyl packaged in silk screen folders with design and illustration done by Gentlehula.

“Tight as shit and super powered with a FLAG prog edge” – Chuck Dukowski (Black Flag)

“These craftsmen haven’t only raised the bar, they are the bar.” – Coachella Valley Weekly

“We predict that You Know Who will be the next new soundtrack in regular rotation over the deathbox at your next pool skating session.” – Juice Magazine

“The three members of You Know Who do full justice to the California desert rock scene and though not strictly local to the Los Angeles area, they will always have a legion of fans and supporters here.” – Metal Assault

“Hear it and have a nice day!” – Metal Temple

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Self Destructo Records · 4524 Coolhaven Court · Westlake Village, CA 91361 · USA

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