with NAKED GIANTS
An Open Letter from Ron Gallo to Humanity:(Shredding. Speaking. Writing. Thinking. Reading.)I straddle the fence between two mindsets –1. The world is completely fucked and,2. The universe is inside you.I have probably spent too much time being pissed off and upset with humanity; how far we’ve let ourselves go. Just another millennial guy with large hair trying in earnest to take on the weight of the world;taking passionate and hypercritical walks down city blocks, somehow totally aware and above the illusion, overflowing with informed negativity to destroy the illusion and only feeding it.Besides a couple of years of emotional and mental turmoil, loss, confusion, breakdown and internal growth what did all of that ever get me?Well, it gave me this record called “HEAVY META” and it is the first few findings from my guerilla treasure hunt for bullshit, both outside and within. Ethos meets pathos.There is nothing about reading this bio that will achieve its only goal -to further acquaint you with the music.I suggest you put the phone down, come to a show and make up your own mind. You work hard, or don’t work at all; but the search for purpose and meaning is real and the need to relate, release and rage is just as visceral. And though I can’t control what you think, maybe, JUST MAYBE, I can spark some emotion that might unite us in tacit understanding through the language of music –where the words “fuck yeah” say everything.Just the existence of abiography in someway makes it seem like my life is more interesting than your life -far from the truth.I am more interested in YOU, and how we connect that to the WE; that is the reason why I put this stuff out there. These songs -whether they’re about the time I saw a mother’s cigarette ash falling onto her child’s head in a stroller, or the wars we start within ourselves or, the domestication of punks -they immortalize images and moments in this singular existence that seem to hold a more universal truth than what is taken at face value. And for all this I have nothing but gratitude for the process that lead me to create this album -the 4,929,647 album of all time. -RG
Naked Giants are a threepiece garage rock wildebeest from Seattle, WA. Grant Mullen’s bluesy guitar solos, Henry LaVallee’s pounding backbeats, and Gianni Aiello’s juicy basslines combine to form a psychedelic whirlwind of fuzz. Their friendship ties together their various influences to curate a different take on the traditional garage rock sound. Unlike what you’ve heard before, their spontaneity and their stylistically diverse catalogue sets Naked Giants apart from the cutandpaste garage outfit. They bring together sounds influenced by the likes of Ty Segall and the Sonics as well as Pink Floyd and even Spinal Tap with an audible energy that gets any crowd doing the twist.
The band jumped into Seattle’s music scene by playing shows to hip teens in museums and to sweaty college kids in packed house shows, and have carried the same pure rock’n’roll energy regardless of the audience or venue.