The Spores
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The Spores

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The best kept secret in music



Nov 5 2005 - Billboard Magazine
Now Hear this- your guide to unsigned bands
Before launching the Spores, frontwoman Molly McGuire played bass on Queens of the Stone Age's "Songs for the Deaf" and enjoyed a stint with former QOTSA bassist Nick Oliveri's Mondo Generator. So the fact that the Spores have an occasional metal-laced guitar riff is no surprise. Yet McGuire is not cashing in on her r-n-roll pedigree. Experimenting with Pro Tools, the techno-friendly rock trio dresses up its songs with electronic blips and dance ready beats. And then there are the puppets. At Spores performances, McGuire is wont to head to the side of the stage and put her hand puppets front and center. "I don't want it to be a gimmick,", McGuire says. "It's just more of an expression of where we're coming from. When I write a songs, there's generally a character in my mind..It's generally a puppet."

-Todd Martens

- Billboard Magazine


What Gives? self release 2005
Imagine The Future - self release Dec 2005
Live at KXLU - self release benefit cd Dec 2005
Song getting radio airplay:


Feeling a bit camera shy


Featuring Molly McGuire on vocals and
bass, who has recently made a name for
herself appearing on albums like “Songs
for the Deaf” by Queens of the Stone Age, “
“Bubblegum” by Mark Lanegan and the
new Martina Topley-Bird (Tricky), with Greg
“Stunbunny” Biribauer on guitar and loops, a behind the scenes knob twiddler for the Vines, Queens of the Stone Age and earthlings, Kenny Pierce on drums and of course..the puppets.
The Spores came as a surprise when Molly and Greg made a homemade record (what gives?) to satisfy their alternative-techno-pop curiosities. After Molly’s stint with Mondo Generator (feat. Nick Oliveri, formerly of QOTSA) ended in arcane drama, the two decided to try out The Spores material in a live setting. Recruiting Kenny Pierce, a world-class drummer who has been involved with Orgy and Soul among others, a live version of The Spores erupted on the local Palm Desert and Los Angeles scenes, garnering rave reviews from fans and a nickname: “The Answer”. Shows with Eagles of Death Metal and Brant Bjork have staked their place as the new contenders of the desert rock family of California.

Blending elements of indie, techno, stoner, funk and alternative rock, The Spores have invented an entirely new sound that draws on everything from Prince and Sonic Youth to Kyuss and The Breeders.

Not to be ignored.
-rock detector april 2005