By JOHN DALY
The Psyatics play punk rock like few others out there, and with their album, Famous Monsters, they’re really killin’ it.
Maybe that’s a poor selection of words, but given that the album is based on the the foibles of famous serial killers, maybe The Psyatics would take it as a compliment.
The Psyatics are one of our new favorite bands. We haven’t seen them too much as, surprisingly, they’ve only been around since 2012. Also, they’re Vegas locals. But the music is fun, it’s rowdy and the songs get you pumped for the pit.
The Las Vegas-based band is comprised of Rob Bell on bass guitar and vocals, Jack Ball on guitar and Mark Baertschi on drums.
The Psyatics are on our playlist permanently. They’re garage-like, but fun in the way that only punk style rockers can be. The Psyatics show the world that good music can range from smooth and demure to crazed, balls-out raging rock.
Over the last four years, The Psyatics have released three albums and the newest, Famous Monsters, came out in August and it’s getting a lot of attention.
They’ve appeared on many compilations, and have shared the stage with everyone from Reverend Horton Heat, The Dickies, Voodoo Glow Skulls, and The Vibrators, to Modern English and Missing Persons.
The Psyatics make punk rock fun again with songs that at once make you feel good and crazy at the same time.
Production: All songs written/recorded by the Psyatics (lyrics by Rob Bell) except “I Like To Die” (The Drags) and “I Can’t Stand It (L. Reed- Velvet Underground). Recorded/mixed at Digital Insight by Brian Garth. Mastered by Mike ‘Lazer” Lavin. Special guests Gene Howley on Sax, Danielle Bell on vocals, Bijou Bell on percussion. Artwork/layout by Darik@Darikmaasen.com
The Last Time I Saw Julia
Shake Them Bones
You Killed Me First
I Like to Die
The Cost of Love in Todays Market
I Am Slack
Voices in My Head
I Can’t Stand it