Talk about taking a departure. Spencer Seim, the man/creature/troglodyte who serves as the feral axe shredder of Hella and the skins man of The Advantage, dropped his new album back in August under the pseudonym of sBACH on Suicide Squeeze and according to the bio, sBACH is "a frenetic mnge akin to the collective sights, sounds and sugar rushes in the heads of an entire elementary school being locked into a Chuck E. Cheese franchise while having to subside on an all you can eat buffet of Fun Dip and Pixie Stix as the animatronic band dishes out phosphorescent doom riffs while running amok with the blips and bleeps."
So what does that combination result in? A Paula Abdul cover of course.
MP3 Download - "Cold Hearted Snake"
For those of you who want to hear some sBACH originals, you can catch them on tour with These Arms Are Snakes in September and, just announced, opening for Pinback in October.
09.10.08 - Seattle, WA (Sunset Tavern)#
09.11.08 - Portland, OR (Holocene)
09.12.08 - Spokane, WA (Big Dipper)*
09.13.08 - Tacoma, WA (Hell's Kitchen)*
09.15.08 - Chico, CA (Cafe Coda)*
09.16.08 - Grass Valley, CA (Center For The Arts)*
09.17.08 - San Francisco, CA (Bottom Of The Hill)*
09.18.08 - Los Angeles, CA (Spaceland)*
09.19.08 - Pomona, CA (Elks Pomona Lodge)*
09.20.08 - San Diego, CA (Che CafÃ©)*
09.21.08 - Santa Barbara, CA (Muddy Waters)*
09.22.08 - San Jose, CA (Nickel City)*
09.23.08 - Reno, NV (Tonic Lounge)*
09.30.08 - Philadelphia, PA (Theatre Of Living Arts)^
10.01.08 - Washington, DC (Black Cat)^
10.02.08 - New Haven, CT (Toad's Place)^
10.03.08 - Northampton, MA (Pearl Street)^
10.04.08 - Providence, RI (Lupo's)^
10.05.08 - Boston, MA (Paradise)^
10.07.08 - Toronto, ON (Mod Club Theatre)^
10.08.08 - Cleveland, OH (Grog Shop)^
10.09.08 - Columbus, OH (Milo)^
10.10.08 - Louisville, KY (Headliners Music Hall)^
10.11.08 - Columbia, MO (The Blue Note)^
# w/ 31Knots
* w/ These Arms Are Snakes
^ w/ Pinback