Heard a reliable rumor that the Bay Area's Hunx and his Punx (-ettes) have signed to Sub Pop offshoot Hardly Art Records. Fresh from playing their alleged last show of the year at the Hardly Art CMJ Showcase at Shea Stadium last Thursday night, they're queer n' here with a vengance to scare the gay into the hearts of every Proposition 8 bigoted backer here in California.
Seth Bogart, aka Hunx, backed by an all gal band called his Punkettes have been recording at Hed Studios in New York for the follow up to 2009's Gay Singles. The Hardly Art album is projected to be released sometime in spring 2011 to coincide with a world tour of fierce proportions.
Should be a fun and flamboyant album if these following videos for “Cruising” and “You Don't Like Rock 'n Roll” are any indication of campy queer antics to come. Seth's sexcentric and nasally sang performances never fail to get the audience involved even if that means hitting on anyone that moves in the first three rows, like at his Noise Pop show earlier this year.
Hunx and His Punx, “Cruising”:
Hunx and His Punx, “You Don't Like Rock 'n Roll”
Speaking of glam-orous icons, Fat Possum is bringing the legacy of T. Rex back into print re-releasing a remastered edition of the 1972 pop masterpiece, The Slider, available October 26 on LP, digital and CD. Allegedly the T. Rex catalogue has been out of print here in the U.S. since 2003, making these upcoming Fat Possum reissues vital for a contemporary pop culture that before Ziggy, there was Bolan, and after Electric Warrior there was The Slider. An excuse for us all to pray to the one with a “hubcap, diamond star halo” asking, “Metal Guru, is it you?”
T. Rex, “Metal Guru”