Espectrostatic releases “Phantominom VGS” as benefit

Good news: Hex Dispensers‘ Alex Cuervo has finally followed up his debut Espectrostatic LP on Trouble in Mind!

Bad news: it’s to benefit the medical expenses of the Hex Dispensers’ Rebecca Whitley. She had to have a 23-pound ovarian cyst removed from her. You can see the VERY uncomfortable images of that here (not recommended if you’re planning on eating anything involving tomatoes for the next few days).
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The Hex Dispensers’ Alex Cuervo on his electronic project, Espectrostatic

alex cuervoAlex Cuervo is best known as the frontman and guitarist for Austin’s fine purveyors of garage rock ‘n’ roll, the Hex Dispensers. However, his new project might throw you for a loop. Espectrostatic‘s self-titled LP, out today through Trouble in Mind, is 13 tracks of Carpenter-inspired electronic creepiness. I enjoyed the preview on Bloody Disgusting so much that I bought all three of Trouble in Mind’s newest releases to get the limited color version of Cuervo’s album.

Cuervo (legal name: Alex Sargent) spoke with us via e-mail about the difference between Espectrostatic and the Hex Dispensers, and why it’s not as much of a change as you might think.
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Jeffrey Novak, “Back At The Bottom”

trouble-in-mind-logoToday sees the release of two new EPs on the always-excellent Trouble In Mind. The Chicago label has issued solo releases from Alex Cuervo (who fronts Austin’s kings of garage the Hex Dispensers) and Jeffrey Novak (of the Tennessee garage-popsters Cheap Time).

Also out today from the label are LPs from the Wrong Words and the Paperhead, meaning you might as well just head on down to the record store after work today and throw down some cash for wonderful tunes. Alternately, you can just head on over to the label’s website and grab them all direct.
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