Rounding out the year on a high note, Philadelphia’s RunHideFight is releasing their debut 7” record and playing a couple of release shows to boot.
Today, PureGrainAudio premieres the A-Side “He’s A Jerk,” a classic crunchy garage-rock track leaving no room for interpretation – kicking things off with a Joan Jett-meets-wildcat-in-a-dark-alley shriek cultivated through equal parts “joyful love of punk rock” and “frustration at the chaotic state of the world.”
Explains frontwoman Geeta Dalal Simons, “Two main things about this song: one is that there are a hell of a lot of he-jerks all up in my media these days. Let’s just say that if you’re as over it as I am, playing this song can provide some much-needed stress relief and fun.”
A standout isn’t one of the band members – it’s Geeta’s custom-made one-of-a-kind 24-string 12/12 doubleneck guitar-sitar, made by luthier Chris DiPinto. She explains, “The more I thought about it, the more I realized that Nuggets-era ‘60s psych bands were a huge part of my musical bedrock; so many of them drew on the tones and melodies of Indian classical music, perhaps following the Beatles’ cue. I decided to culturally re-appropriate that sound and throw in some electric sitar. The instrument, as well as the goddess Saraswati sticker that’s on it, are tributes to my cultural heritage.”