Morning Commute: Pierced Arrows









I’m a germaphobe. In the morning, when trying to claim some space in a train car on the way to work, I really need to have both my hands available. Because as much as I’d like to kick back and read, it’s more comfortable to just lean on what’s around than have to transfer whatever gnarliness exists on handles to the book/magazine I’ll eventually be reading in my CLEAN bed later that night. Here’s what I listened to on the way to work.

Pierced Arrows are Fred and Toody Cole, whom you may or may not know as the founding members of Dead Moon. After nearly twenty years of self-releasing vinyl they cut with their own lathe at home in Clackamas, Oregon, that band broke up in 2006. Pretty sure it had something to do with their drummer Andrew Loomis needing a break. Do you know why that's interesting? It's interesting because Fred and Toody are both about sixty years old. Fred wears a hearing aid. I'm in my mid-twenties and right now I feel too tired to record a garage rock record. Anyway, not a year later they got a new drummer in Kelly Haliburton and started Pierced Arrows. Shortly thereafter, they birthed a debut full-length. A few weeks back, VICE released their second full-length, Descending Shadows, and despite the fact that their voices have started to give, it's just as raw and powerful as everything they've done since. These are naturally-occurring jams.

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Morning Commute: Pierced Arrows