Screaming Beneath the Waves
Since 1998 Lo-Fi Nipple has been playing stripped-down, premium garage rock n roll to small packed bars located along the Olde Highway 101 in Southern California. With artwork, Go-Go girls, and an anything goes live show the boys of Lo-Fi Nipple boil their rawk n roll down to the basics. Lo-Fi Nipple's release on EARTHLING RECORDS, 'Screaming Beneath the Waves' presents 10 songs that capture the live energy of the band. San Diego's indie rock wizard Mike Kamoo used an old 16 track analog tape machine to capture the energy and warm sound of Nipple's live shows. The album opens strong with YOU WERE JUST A GIRL and continues with songs that range from the surf rocking PHOEBE ST. (The Stooges meet Dick Dale) to the country punk sounding Hooker's Green (written after lead singer Finkbiner painted all the walls of his local dive bar that luscious color). WESTERBERG ends the CD with a rousing 1-live take, 2: OO A.M. rock n roll tribute to The Replacements (the only way a tribute to The Replacements should be recorded). This dirty little CD has captured the essence of one of San Diego's premier underground garage bands and proves once again that Garage rauk n roll is thriving in cities outside of Detroit and New York! Kopper from The Wayback Machine on KDHX-FM 88.1, St. Louis, MO. says, 'Honest, simple, jangly, uncomplicated power pop with just a touch of garage and surf rock to give it that all-important edge and to keep the critics guessing. Think early-Replacements meets The Barracudas with a touch of The Payolas, The Plimsouls, or Gary Myrick & The Figures. Really, similarities and labels aside, this is just some great, passionate, melodic rock'n'roll with songs about girls, California, fun in the sun, and, well, girls. Includes an interesting take on Redd Kross' 'Annette's Got the Hits,' too. Standouts include 'You Were Just a Girl,' 'Phoebe St.' and 'Knives.' Impressive! Can't wait to hear more from this San Diego band.' Recent review of a live show. 'Not content to be just another four guys on stage with their guitars and drum set, Lo-fi Nipple augments it's shows with the glitz of go-go dancers and static visual art. Yet they offer a return to the simplicity of early rock 'n roll. Instead of complexity, the band relies on beat and emotional heat. Lo-fi features honest and relevant observations in their lyrics rather than overreaching themselves with inflated attempts at profundity. You get the impression, though, that they'll work up that mountain at a steady pace, with firm footholds all the way.' DYLAN ROBERTS AOL.com Entertainment - Digital City How the band formed. John Finkbiner left Nashville and his band The Vacancy to return to his West Coast roots. Finkbiner joined with Billy Rey on guitar, B.J. Scoff on bass, and Ian Scott an English ex-pat on drums. Months later they were opening for Agent Orange. Lo-Fi Nipple is part of the Earthling Records label.