Hailing straight from inner Washington DC, Detox Retox has entered the music scene packing quite a punch, and the quartet composed of Michael Parker (vocals/guitar), Nate Frey (lead guitar), Kevin Glass (bass/vocals) and Kabir Khanna (drums) claiming to play loud sexy rock and roll is really living up to its word.
Detox Retox formed a year ago and has been keeping busy performing nonstop at clubs throughout the DC area and recording its debut EP, Hard To Swallow, which is now available through Amazon.com. The five-track EP features stellar cuts such as They Say and Resurrection, which definitely borrow qualities from grunge rock artists such as Stone Temple Pilots and combine them with a modern rock sound thats both fresh and bold. Groovebox is by far the highlight of Hard To Swallow, keeping you on your toes and dying for more.
The band carries a sound that walks in the footsteps of Bloc Party and samples other fun Indie-rock artists such as the Artic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand. Filled with catchy guitar riffs and a rockin beat, Detox Retox gets you on your feet with an edge thats razor sharp, backed by a rhythm thats irresistibly moving and impossible to stop dancing to.
During hectic times, the boys have managed to keep a sense of humor, providing witty commentary such as a disclaimer for their live performances that states on their MySpace, Detox Retox and its subsidiaries take no responsibility for any spontaneous pregnancies incurred. The band may seem a bit stale in the indie-rock scene these days, but it cant be ignored that they are hopelessly enjoyable to listen to. If you happen to be in the DC area, be sure to check out these guys at one of their upcoming shows.
Detox Retox 2008 Tour Dates:
10/23 – Fairfax, VA @ PJ Skidoos *
10/31 – Washington, Washington DC @ Asylum
11/16 – Brooklyn, New York @ Trash Bar
* = w/ Loose lips and The Strange Loop