INDIAN JEWELRY, a band from Houston, TX, were formerly known as SWARM of ANGELS, NTX + ELECTRIC, TURQUOISE DIAMONDS, CORPSES of WACO, PERPETUAL WAR PARTY BAND.
At the core INDIAN JEWELRY is a threesome (TEX KERSCHEN, ERIKA THRASHER, RODNEY RODRIGUEZ), but on tour they are known to shape-shift and add new band members in various cities to alter the sound and context of the band. "INVASIVE EXOTICS" is a caption of both the founding fathers and the adjoining companions, the structure and the free form, the tidy and the messy.
Renegades to traditional song structure, INDIAN JEWELRY mix drum machine, noise, percussion, loops, dance beats, guitar, keyboards, scraps of metal, and other sounds into an unpredictable mash of aural delights, drones, and melody. Already amassing a swarm of devotees, INDIAN JEWELRY is expanding our concept of song, and the way it is constructed and heard.
INDIAN JEWELRY is the secret that no one gives away.
RIYL: music based in cowboy motorik, hyperliterary chants and magical realism, concrete sound, endless drones, pre-cognitive dissonance, mesmerism, and atavistic junk.
INDIAN JEWELRY PRESS
"Indian Jewelry takes Suicide’s tools – echo-soaked drum machines, repetitive neon keyboard pulses and stylized vocal washes – but then put them to work. Deep, dark, dour dance music is just the foundation for a warehouse-worth of clattery percussion, reverbed guitars, electronic churn, buried saxophone blurts and synthesizer space dust. It’s a vortexing black hole of sunglasses-at-night style and nihilist highway anthems…" – DUSTED MAGAZINE
"Indian Jewelry plays the kind of music I want to hear in my head during sex, invoking visions of wild animals – a lunging cobra, a snarling mountain lion – and erupting volcanoes. Mortal coil be damned! It was a full-on spiritual ascension, a powwow hosted by the kind of people you don’t want to fuck with – the kind of people who make me think bands are cool again." CHICAGO READER
"The mesmerizing, messy Indian Jewelry trio take you under their spell through sonic hypnotism. Their tribal beat patterns, droning guitars, and snaking rhythms lead the listener into a trance that their amorphous song structures do nothing to snap. Equal parts savage electronica and short-circuiting post rock, the trio of witch-doctoring experimentalists area a trip to experience…" – THE STRANGER
INDIAN JEWELRY TOUR DATES
Wednesday 13th June Upstairs at The Roundy, Castle Street, Cork w/ Scented Candle + Not Abel
Thursday 14th June Underground @ Bakers Place, Limerick w/ Scented Candle + Not Abel
Friday 15th June Boom Boom Room, (Upstairs of Conways), Parnell St, Dublin w/ Twinkranes, Zorilla, Scented Candle
Saturday 16th June Bop Yestrum Club, Pavillion Pool Room, Belfast w/ Bop Yestrum DJs