Pussy Stomp releases new LP ‘Guide for Shy Guys’

The purveyors of alternative blues music known as Pussy Stomp have released their latest full-length record, “Guide for Shy Guys.” The album has been proudly published on the Hopetone Records independent music label, which has been steadily garnering attention since its popular release of Takoma’s “Kerosene Belts” LP in late 2014. An aggressive, rocking and rolling blues record with a Gothic heart and a punk-rock soul, “Guide for Shy Guys” is an album with a ton of grit and style to spare.

Pussy Stomp cite as main influences many legends of sonic subculture such as the Birthday Party, the Cramps, Talking Heads, Joy Division, Big Black, Cop Shoot Cop, the Jesus Lizard, PJ Harvey, the Smiths, the Fall, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Nevertheless, their own sound is largely founded on the same blues tradition which gave rise to performers like Lightnin’ Hopkins and John Lee Hooker.

“We adore those bands from the British new wave of the ’80s and the post rock of the 1990s,” they write, “but we also love old blues and folk songs.”

Pussy Stomp are an Italian duo consisting of Skip Roberta and Buddy Chu Vanvera. Their official website pegs their sound as having come from out of the desert of Sardinia, one of the largest and most historically significant desert systems of Europe. Their new “Guide for Shy Guys” has been published on the heels of their “Superslut” EP, which hit shelves in 2014 courtesy of the Two Side Records label.

Asked to comment on the themes of their new record, they write, “We are not that wise! And we sing about even-less-wise characters. You know, people like Teddy Beer, or Belly Worm…”

Music by Pussy Stomp, like many of the most time-honored blues songs, is full of storytelling and narrative, much of it shadowy and amusingly irreverent.

“Maybe our album is a guide and an ode to shy guys like them, but all we feel like saying is B-Loose!” The advice alludes to one of their more prominent singles on the LP. “Find your own way, even in the darkest swamp.”

“Guide for Shy Guys” by Pussy Stomp is available online worldwide. Get in early.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

Guide for Shy Guys” by Pussy Stomp –
http://www.amazon.com/Guide-Guys-Explicit-Pussy-Stomp/dp/B00RCHA310
Website –

http://pussystomp.tumblr.com/

“Twist a Jellyfish” official video –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsiPhtGOPo0

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