Throwback garage popsters Hunx and His Punx marked the year with their first full-release Too Young to Fall in Love back in April which I liked enough. This time, Hunx (aka Seth Bogart) strikes out on his own with Hairdresser Blues. He released the preview single “Always Forever” which has some similar tones to the band’s retro-ish sound, but he delivers some added ferocity that makes it his own.
Bogart says that “whenever I write Hunx and His Punx songs, I have to imagine putting on a show to them. People want to see me go crazy, and sometimes it’s hard to sing about something really sad when I’m wasted in a wig and makeup and screaming my head off on stage trying to dazzle people. A lot of this album deals with topics I don’t usually write about. I wasn’t concerned with entertaining people with these songs. I just wanted to get them out of me. Hairdresser Blues doesn’t feel like a Hunx and His Punx album, so I’ve decided to call this just Hunx. It’s the closest thing I’ve done to a solo album. I played all the instruments myself, except for the drums, which were played by Daniel Pitout of Nu Sensae.”
According to Pitchfork’s post Thursday, Blues is set for a Feb. 28 release.