After days of stuffing your face with beige and mush, Sunday brings something you can really sink your teeth into: the Peach Kings. This L.A.-based duo translate noir love stories (their own, mainly) into haunted musical landscapes scratchy with a satisfying buzz and simultaneous smokey-room swoon. And on Sunday, they're bringing their sweet Peach Kings fuzz to Casbah.
With names meant for making music (or porn), Paige Wood and Steven Dies have a big year ahead of them. The duo have their first national tour set for early 2016, and their debut full-length -- “Lover’s Leap,” which was recorded right here in San Diego at Lost Ark Studio -- drops on Randm Records in the New Year as well. Right now, they’re sitting pretty on 2014’s “Mojo Thunder” EP and a handful of singles. Even with just that, the Peach Kings have landed their music in TV shows “Shameless,” “Boardwalk Empire” and others, and caught the attention of Drew Barrymore, who threw a massive “V Magazine" house party and invited nine bands -- Peach Kings included -- to hang out just because she’s Drew Barrymore and that’s how Drew Barrymore rolls (get some major La-La Land envy and watch a short video from the party here).
Now engaged to be wed -- Dies proposed after having cleaned their house spotless while Wood was away, which may be the most practical proposal on this reporter’s record -- the two cite influences from Luis Alberto Spinetta to the Dead Weather, with hints of hip-hop, funk and ’80s ballads. Which is all to say, there’s something inherently sexy at work here, gang, and for just $10 at the Casbah door on Sunday, the whole night just got that much better looking.
The Peach Kings play the Casbah on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 8:30 p.m., $10 at the door, $8 advance, 21+. Smoke Season, Toothless George & His One-Man Band open.
Hannah Lott-Schwartz, a San Diego native, moved back to the area after working the magazine-publishing scene in Boston. Now she’s straight trolling SD for all the music she missed while away. Want to help? Hit her up with just about anything at all over on Twitter, where -- though not always work-appropriate -- she means well.