Glow In The Dark
Death Valley Girls is a Los Angeles-based garage rock/psych-pop/proto-metal troupe whose self-described "California doom boogie," Manson Family/B-Movie theatrics, and occult-themed lyrics invoke names like the Cramps, Black Sabbath, and Bikini Kill.
The distorted vocals & fuzzed-out guitars are practically ripped from the earliest entry in the annals of proto-punk. Vocalist Bonnie Bloomgarden sneers with vicious conviction, hitting shrill notes as the drums drudge along menacingly. It's a gritty throwback to the very early days of punk, right down to the gnarly basement production and copious attitude.
Emerging in 2013 and founded by drummer Patty Schemel (Hole), her six-string-wielding brother Larry Schemel, vocalist Bonnie Bloomgarden, and bass player Rachel Orosco, the band released their debut album, Street Venom, on cassette via Burger Records in 2014.
Patty left the group shortly thereafter and was replaced by Laura Kelsey (the Flytraps). In 2016, the band released their sophomore studio long player, Glow in the Dark, again via Burger. The group moved to Suicide Squeeze Records for their third full-length effort, 2018's Darkness Rains.