Latest Release

Two new Sound Station tunes have been blazing the independent radio air waves in London, France, Turkey, Switzerland, Austria, Mexico, Spain, Ethiopia and Italy when their 7" split EP on Outro Records hit record stores everywhere on Oct. 15, 2020.

“Give Your Loving To Me” is a soulful dance fuzzer and “Things Will Never Be The Same”  is a swinging declaration and call-to-action from the tribe’s chiefmen that a new era has arrived. Both cuts were culled from the band’s all-analog recording session at Jazz Cats Studios in Long Beach, produced and mixed by Jonny Bell, one of L.A.’s most notable rocknroll producers.

BIO and SOUND

Raunchy, Raw, Swinging, Trash Blues playing, Rock 'n' Roll band. They represent and play for the for the rebels, counter culturists, rejects, broken n'  lost souls whether in leather jackets or polka dots, preferably both.

Simon & Nakia love to croon and howl to fuzzed-out, reverb-drenched, bumblebee-twang, Mississippi-delta, and swinging-blues guitar rhythms paired with boogie bass lines set to a primitive Bo Diddley beat, sauced up with piano and Farfisa organ, and topped with a garnish of charm provided by way of bratty doo wop vocals that invoke the sincere heart-wrenched soul of Otis Redding and the gospel conviction of Sister Rosetta Tharpe.   

They are deeply inspired by their  heroes, and in no particular order, (Bo Diddley, Buddy Holly, Arthur Lee and LOVE, The Seeds, Music Machine, Big Bopper, John Lee Hooker, The Trashwomen, Little Richard, Sparkle Moore, Memphis Minnie, Howlin Wolf, The Animals, The Byrds, The Troggs, Count Basie, Chuck Berry, Pretty Things, Iggy Pop, The Orlons, The Beach Boys, Link Wray and many obscure outfits like The Monks, Inferno 5 plus 1, The Stoics, The Human Expression, The Standells, The Children of Darkness, just too many to name!)

 

Simon and Nakia Black, the group’s songwriting team, have toured coast to coast performing live as a duo and fronting a band with top notch bands like modern garage punk rockers  The Loons, The FlyTraps, The Schizophonics, Teenage Goo Goo Muck, Pearl Earl, and vintage legends The Sloths and The Unclaimed.. The multi-instrumentalists trade off on vocals and they have written and arranged music for independent record releases and collaborated on music for stage, television, and film productions for more than a decade. Their goal? To record “their favorite record,” something they would want to play over and over again. 

Lyrics and arrangements are an intersection of opposites: the naive, all-encompassing rush of a first romance and the horror-filled suspense experience during a captivating creature feature that is One Step Beyond your everyday experience. Yet, together, they make total sense. Meant to haunt fans long after their first listen, The Sound Station’s songs are inspired by such subjects as the B movies of director Roger Corman and forgotten 1960s dance moves.


 

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This animation was done by Fernanda Goshdarlin, one of the artists you will see The Sound Station  collaborating with frequently on upcoming projects.  

If you’ve ever wondered why you get that funny feeling in your tummy whenever you hear this super sweet, warm n’ fuzzy yet menacingly punked out tribal Rock n' Roll outfit, maybe it’s because you can’t quite reconcile why these two opposing forces come together to make such a satisfying sound. My suggestion: Don’t think too hard. If it works, just go for it. After 2020, you have likely spent almost an entire year indoors, and absolutely nothing makes sense. Simply pick up their music and enjoy, no indulge, your guilty pleasure.  

Don’t believe me?
Here’s what a few other fine folks think about the group
and their new release on the
Outro Records Split 7” Single:

REVIEWS

"Stalwarts of the LA garage-rock scene, Simon and Nakia Black have emerged with a brand new band THE SOUND STATION, making a Bo Diddley/Seeds/Troggs-inspired noise that’s part wigged-out garage, part raucous R&B and totally killer all round. Their latest release, a split single with The Creepy Crawlies, features two fuzzed-out beauties called ‘Give Your Loving To Me’ and ‘Things Will Never Be The Same’, building on a sound that West Coast gig-goers may have heard at one of the band’s countless gigs with the likes of The Loons and The Schizophonics. A blistering call-to-arms, it’s a single that helps towards their stated goal of recording their own “favourite record”. Out now on Outro Records"⁠⠀ - Thomas Patterson, Shindig Magazine

 

“The Sound Station draws from all eras of popular music, distilling it into a quirky, heady and intoxicating brew of 60's garage rock that sounds at once familiar and yet is unlike anything else we've ever heard before. We're smitten” - Glynis Ward 'The Whig Out'- WFMU, Rock 'n' Soul Radio

 

“Making their Messaround debut, prepare to positively fiip when trash blues thrillers THE SOUND STATION storm the bandstand! These hard hitting, deep socking lights of Hollywood's crash slash and burn rock & soul underworld throw down a blistering torrent of raw, swinging R&B fused with a feverish brand of garage primitivo. Fronted by cataclysmic twosome Simon & Nakia Black, expect a tsunami of legendary juke philosophizing put over with a lurid twist of hopped up lowdown stomp so tremendously torrid it's gonna melt your eyeballs right in their sockets.” - Jonny Whiteside ~ L.A. Weekly

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