Guillermo Sexo in Stuff @ Night

This week Stuff@Night has an article highlighting the resurgence of the 90’s sound in 6 current Boston bands.  Young Adults are also included in the article and they just so happen to be playing the Guillermo Sexo’s Secret Wild record release July 16th at Precinct in Somerville.   READ IN FULL >>

 



GUILLERMO SEXO

Influences:
 Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, Sonic Youth, Guided by Voices, Archers of Loaf, Swervedriver, Lush, Pavement, Built to Spill, the Pixies, and My Bloody Valentine.

Hear them now: 
on Vivid Nights at guillermosexo.bandcamp.com.

Hear them live:
 on July 16 at the release party for their forthcoming record, Secret Wild, at Precinct.

“I think it’s cool that this is happening,” says guitarist and vocalist Reuben Bettsak. “But like with any resurgence, there are bands that do it well and bands that just suck at getting the sound right, or maybe they just suck at writing songs.” Guillermo Sexo certainly don’t fall into the latter category, though they do mine the tinny, feedback-heavy ’90s for their sound; they even record with Justin Pizzoferrato, an engineer who has also worked with Dinosaur Jr. and Thurston Moore.

Even before Bettsak (the only original member left in the group) founded the band in 2004, he was enamored of the ’90s Boston sounds – think Syrup USA, the Dambuilders, the Wicked Farleys, and Swirlies. Bands like Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth further shaped his guitar playing, and such influences are evident in the band’s shouty, danceable, high-energy rock, which somehow ends up being a lot more fun than those style markers might make you think. “I can’t help but dial in those fuzzy, distorted delay sounds of the ’90s,” Bettsak says. “It’s part of our sound. Our goal is to take those influences and create something that sounds different.”

Read more: http://phx.com/BLOGS/stuffboston/archive/2011/06/27/boston-lt-3s-the-9tz-today-s-hot-new-crop-of-local-bands-have-sorta-old-souls.aspx#ixzz1Qdf3Etcx

Guillermo Sexo’s new full length Secret Wild is out locally July 16th and nationally in August.

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