Well, with all the electronic-centered fervor of the upcoming Movement, (do people still call it DEMF? The Electronic music fest here in the heart of Detroit this Memorial Day weekend)…, yes, in the middle of all that coverage, one can still get their lo-fi fuzzy indie-rock kicks by swinging over to Deep Cutz.
It's always refreshing to find a band like Pewter Cub, who invoke the stirringly raw and guileless sounding basement-aesthetic that's been hard to come by in post-2000-indie-rock (think early Guided By Voices, a more surfy-Young Marble Giants, or the caustic synth garnish of The Fall), or as singer/guitarist/bassist Regan puts it: "Sonic Youth, Sparks, the Ventures, Wall of Voodoo, the Manchester/Sheffield sounds," (listen: 'Soda Fountain'); "We love John Carpenter's music and films," (listen: 'Werewolf Sleepover'); "The best we can say for our sound is it's kind of torch-song-disco-surf-wave-distortion with a dash of humor." Jangled surf-fuzz with synth/beats, splendid.
With Scott on guitars/bass/vocals, the Hamtramck duo (originally a trio, with friend/drummer Chad) started in August 05 (and have since adapted with a drum machine) and render an eloquent heartfelt fuzz rock, minimalist in its rhythms and straight to the point with its dreamy hooks, brazen sequenced booms, synth buzzes and hypnotic vocals tones. "We'd like to start putting a long-player together soon," said Regan. "What else? Commercial jingles? Vaudeville revues? World domination? We're in talks..."
(visit and listen at: http://www.myspace.com/pewtercub)
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Here’s the full un-cut(z) interview:
How did the band start?
Regan/PC: We actually started out as a three-piece with our amazing drummer friend
How about influences?
PC: We both like a LOT of RANDOM music, so our influences are pretty widespread, some of the majors being: Sonic Youth,
How about future plans?
PC: More shows! We've been having a blast playing lately...a tour would be nice. We'd like to start putting a long-player together soon. What else? Commercial jingles? Vaudeville revues? World domination? We're in talks...