Thursday, May 28, 2009

Grow up and get your own band

Troy Van Leeuwen has been mooching off of his friends for far too long. Playing guitar for A Perfect Circle, Queens of the Stone Age, Failure, EODM, and Mondo Generator, the guy was always a tag along with the big players. It's like he had the talent, but just lacked the motivation to do something on his own.

But as his parents likely said... he just has so much potential.

Which is why you and I should both be excited for his new band Sweethead. Not unsurprisingly, Sweethead has a bouncy-yet-driving, depressed-yet-happy feel similar to some of the aforementioned bands. In fact, with female vocalist Serrina Sims, the group even sounds a bit like Brody Dalle's new project Spinnerette. Throw in a dash of the Mark Lanegan Band on bass and drums and I suppose you have one of those new-fandangled 'supergroup' thingies.

In short, thanks for not being lazy anymore, Troy.

-With everything you did right, how could you go wrong?