Viva L'American Death Ray Music 'Live At Third Man' 7"
Viva L’American Death Ray Music began in 1999 as “American Death Ray,”
the brainchild of Memphis garage scene stalwart Nicholas Ray. Since then, the
project has twisted, turned and head-tripped nominally, to its current moniker,
and sonically, from Velvets-infl uenced jams into an amalgam of truly exploratory
punk, no wave, electronic and psychedelic rock music.
This live 7” will be their fi rst music since their 2013 single, a 7” split released by
Memphis big wigs Goner Records. The tracks featured are “The Painter” and
“Falling”, both previously unreleased! A highlight is during the A-side, whose
repetitive mantra “I am the painter, not the paint”, channels a damaged, American
Mark E. Smith, defi nitely for fans of his work. The B-sde showcases what could
be an outtake from Alex Chilton’s addled masterpiece “Like Flies on Sherbet”, a
barroom song if there ever was one. ).
Catalogue number: TMR398
Label: Third Man