Our favorite Portland pests are returning to Total Fest with their special blend of party punk. Paul Haines and Mike Coumatos are seasoned musicians playing with the Last of the Juanitas, Trumans Water and Plastic Harmony Band. A few years ago they brought the party to the Record Swap down at the Big Dipper ice cream, serenading us while our espresso heath cones and starship bananas melted in the August sunshine.
Barbaric***Mystical***Bored****** was their 2009 release of scuzzy, pop, fast-paced tracks. We’re begging for more guys! I like these vocals because they remind me of the cute eff-yous of the Violent Femmes. They also have the mechanical smartness of Devo and I’ve been told they are recommended if you like the Buzzcocks.