New Mexico

New Mexico

 San Diego, California, USA
BandRock

Simple, fluid, well-crafted rock and roll with oomph. Tell Gordon Sumner. Tell Devo, Wire, and Mission of Burma too, neighborhood-friendly heavy garage pop is back to thrash, alive and well in our post-chillwave paradigm.

RIYL: Wire, Mission of Burma, Devo

Biography

You won’t find them on Google, at least not yet, but you might find New Mexico, formerly Apes of Wrath, lying down in the alley, illegal Mezcal in hand, fresh from trying to kick Stuart Copeland’s ass at their preferred hang. While not the limelight-seekers of Copeland’s peak years with The Police, this formidable triage have the same aesthetic approach – simple, fluid, well-crafted rock and roll with oomph. Tell Gordon Sumner. Tell Devo, Wire, and Mission of Burma, too, that neighborhood-friendly heavy garage pop is back to thrash, alive and well in our post-chillwave paradigm.

Known as a live juggernaut, New Mexico were recently nominated for best local at the 2010 San Diego Music Awards and was handpicked by LA’s Aquarium Drunkard to perform at Waved Out. Before closing out the year, New Mexico released their debut under the new namesake. It's called "Have You Met My Friend".

For 2011 there is a new round of music from this trio. If you get a chance to see them before the spring you may see the new approach they are exploring in their crafts. The band plans on releasing new recordings before the break of fall.

Discography

Have You Met My Friend? - EP
Singles from the EP
- Case Closed
- Abused and Amused
- Motion Sickness

Set List

30 - 45 min of songs from our EP and unreleased new songs