By Brian P. Rubin
The garage rock stylings of Nancy’s Raygun graced the airwaves when the duo swung by and played a set on “Live From Studio 5!” this past Wednesday night. Joined by Liz Couette, Nancy’s Raygun played songs like “Neighbors,” “Falling Down,” “My Kitchen Table,” and “Warm Moon,” some of which will surely appear on their debut EP that’s set for release on Friday, January 10.
Made up of guitarist Daniel Hughes and drummer Mauricio Hernandez, Nancy’s Raygun classifies itself as psychedelic garage rock, and that description is pretty apt. The band brings a stripped down feel to its songs, while filling in the space with copious amounts of fuzz and buzz from a heavily distorted amp. The group’s sound seems like a distillation of bands like the White Stripes, Mountain, and maybe some Mudhoney for good measure. Their kludgy guitar sound and big, bold drums grab your attention, and keep it by switching up the rhythm and feel of each song.
The pair who make up Nancy’s Raygun are really tight—and that probably has something to do with the fact that Hughes and Hernandez met in the second grade, bonding over their shared love of temporary tattoos, and have been playing in bands together since middle school. While Nanchy’s Raygun doesn’t have any gigs scheduled at the moment, you can keep up with what they’ve got going on via their Facebook page, Bandcamp, Tumblr, and Twitter.