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the earworms

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The best kept secret in music



the Earworms…bloodlines are strong!

……very early Kinkish, Bonus points for being lo-fi, too!
- Creem Magazine

"Metro Times Blowout feature"

Who/where: The Earworms;

Hamtramck (spiritual home).

Backstory: Formed in 2003, the band is singer-guitarist-songwriters Dave Uchalik and Ken Kondrat, bassist Al Phife and drummer Jake Vermiglio. All of whom did time in the Reruns and the Mutants, legendary purveyors of the “Hamtramck Sound” of the late ’70s-early ’80s punk scene.
Why you should give a shit: Catchy tunes, dude: Beatles on meth harmonies.

The killer quote: “Our Goal is to do for Detroit garage rock what Yanni has done for music in general,” says Uchalik. “With our craving for drugs any of us could die any day now, but they’re not traditional street drugs, they’re Lipitor and Accuretic for cholesterol and high blood pressure.”

On record: Last year’s self-titled debut.

The DJ spike: The Mutants, Beatles, Kinks, Ramones, Romantics - Detroit Metro Times

"Ear Candy"

Fast paced, not-lame ‘80s powerpop similar to The Nerves dominates The Earworms’ self-titled release. The eight originals on the CD are well written pop jams played through a Detroit filter. In addition, we get the band playing a picture perfect cover of The Kinks’ “I Took My Baby Home.” - Real Detroit Weekly


"The Earworms"-Tramick Nedia August 2004


Feeling a bit camera shy


Formed from ex-members of bands such as Detroit stalwarts the Mutants, the Polish Muslims and the Reruns, the 'worms sound combines influences such as the Beatles, Iggy and the Ramones. The Earworms debuted in August of 2003 at the Hamtramck Labor Day Music Festival.

Their philosophy on music is simple; "We just want to make others realize that musicians are almost the same as real people", guitarist/vocalist/songwriter/lawn mower Dave Uchalik was quoted as saying. "Right", echoes fellow guitarist/vocalist/songwriter/car owner Ken Kondrat. 'We want our fans to know that we put on our pants one arm at a time; just like them".

Though the Earworms rationale may seem somewhat difficult to understand, their music isn't, which their semi-final appearance in the prestigous 2005 Detroit News Battle of the Bans helped prove. It's straight up, fun loving, British Invasion-like rock; coming soon to a venue near you!