L.A. glam rock/punk garage band Death Valley Girls have shared their new single “I Am a Wave“.
The band, consisting of Bonnie Bloomgarden (vocals, organ, Wurlitzer), Larry Schemel (guitar), Sarah Linton (bass), and Rikki Styxx (drums), builds off the strength of their critically acclaimed new project while introducing exciting new sonic terrain. Blending prog, shoegaze, pop, and psych-rock elements, the group lands thrillingly in its own world.
From his Western-inspired introduction melody to a face-melting solo, his versatility is the track’s secret weapon. On the final chorus, all of these dueling parts come together for an ecstatic finale, accented by a perfectly placed tambourine. At just two-and-a-half-minutes, “I Am a Wave” takes on the meaning of its title. It crashes out of speakers, lifting listeners to rock and roll heaven and returning them home before they know what happened.
Speaking about it, bandleader Bonnie Bloomgarden said:
This song is for anyone that has had a hard time making decisions or following their gut!
I linger in indecision, and get stuck in the muck of options, weighing every single dynamic except “how does this make me feel.” Sometimes it’s from fear of imperfection, but always it’s from self-doubt, not trusting my instinct, or letting my intuition be my guide.
I’ve learned a lot from spiritual people lately. Pagans and witches, calling in the elements. I imagine it’s similar to asking Jesus, a saint, an ancestor, to help for guidance.
For me this song is like a meditation, or a prayer. To become a wave. To not want to turn in, quit, and become small or unseen, but to flow, and grow. Become part of the flow!!
Take a listen below.
Death Valley Girls 2023 Tour Dates
10 – PT – Porto – Sonic Blast
13 – SW – Martigny – Palp Fest
15 – NL – Nijmegen – Merleyn
16 – DE – Berlin – Kantin Am Berghain
17 – DE – Hamburg – Molotow
18 – FR – Montesquiou – On The Rocks
20 – FR – Charleville-Mézières, Cabaret Vert
22 – FR – Bordeaux – Square Dom Bedos
23 – FR – Biarritz – Atabal
25 – FR – Dijon – Lalalib
1/2 – US – West Palm Beach, FL – Bumblefest
17 – US – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room – Witching Hours 10th Anniversary Party
13 – MX – Mexico City – Asiste o Muere – Anticlub House
14 – MX – Queretaro – Hércules Brewery
15 – MX – Leon, Guanajuato – Rey Compadre Forum
20 – MX – Guadalajara – TBA
21 – MX – Mexicali – Intermedio Cross border Festival
30 – US – San Francisco, CA – Psyched Radio Fest
3 – US – Seattle, WA – Freakout Fest
26 – AUS – Melbourne – Psych Out! – The Croxton Bandroom