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Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

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Joshua Flemming, singer and guitarist for the relatively new local duo known as The Phuss, is hyped about the band's debut effort (which hits the streets this summer), as well as the band's big show this weekend, opening up for the Flametrick Subs and The Von Ehrics at the Longhorn Saloon on Saturday night.

In fact, Flemming is so excited that he sent over the first single from the yet untitled record as a special treat for the readers of DC-9.

Pretty rocking stuff, too. Check out "Preacher, Preacher," after the jump. - Dallas Observer DC9


Release Date: 10/27/09



Dirty Texas Devil Rock hailing out of Ft. Worth, Texas, Joshua Fleming and Trey Alfaro are The Phuss. Another dynamic duo in the vein of The White Stripes and Black Keys, Fleming and Alfaro add in a unique Texas perspective to their raging tales of old west-influenced woe. Mixing the alt-rock roar of The Toadies, the quirky catchiness of Queens of the Stone Age and the warped country two-step of Old 97s isn’t an easy thing to do, but that’s exactly what Fleming and Alfaro have managed to accomplish. The band is currently gearing up to embark on a fall tour in support of their debut EP, a concept album titled Wanted set to be released on Halloween of 2009. The album follows a murderous outlaw through a myriad of intricately woven plot twists and turns. Guitarist/Vocalist Fleming has put together a cohesive narrative concerning transgression and ultimate redemption that certainly belies his tender age of twenty-one. Stringing together a consistent story is difficult enough, but Fleming and Alfaro have somehow managed to match the passion of the words with music that gives new meaning to the word intensity. The Phuss’ first single will be “Preacher, Preacher,” a furious slab of bluesy rock that features a narrator questioning his faith directly at a man of God. “The goal of The Phuss is to make dirty, Texas devil rock,” says Fleming; and that’s exactly what “Preacher, Preacher” is: wrath barely contained by rock’s conventions. With Alfaro pounding the drums as if he wanted them to bleed and Fleming applying crunching power chords on top of the rhythm, the sound of the Phuss is chaotic but approachable. One can find oneself humming along while being a bit frightened at the same time. “When we came up with the name, it was what we wanted people to do, to become involved and cause a fuss,” explains Fleming. “And yes, I was definitely a problem child in school, so the name fits with that aspect as well.”

--Darrell Smyers, The Dallas Observer