Indian Jewelry is a van gang from Houston, Texas. I to the J. Blood on the streets. Indian Jewelry is composed of Erika Thrasher and Tex Kerschen. The band is giving fans a listen to the first song off their latest release, TOTALED, from We Are Free/Monitor Records.
Erika Thrasher and Tex Kerschen wrote and recorded the record in 2009 in Houston and Los Angeles. TOTALED is the sum of hundreds of shows on the road and hundreds of hours under headphones. The songs were developed with Richard Durham, Mary Sharpe, and Rodney Rodriguez.
TOTALED is a crash course in sound + vision. In it is the swamp electro of 2003’s We Are The Wild Beast, the nightmare throb of 2005’s Invasive Exotics, and the sonic angel dream of 2008’s Free Gold. This is an encounter with the true and the truly fucked up… woozy and heartpounding and subject to double-vision. It’s like arriving to the beach, headspun and weightless after a sleepless night, only to remember that a hurricane has come and wiped almost everything away. Hard grass crawls back over the improvised dunes, a few men fish in the surf, and Tejano music plays from the speakers of a parked pick-up. If you’re hearing funk, that’s because they spend their time at home playing in Houston’s Prince cover band Diamonds+Pearls. If you’re hearing anything else, that’s the sound of Houston underwater.
Listen to the single “Oceans” HERE!
The band is going on tour this spring check out the date below:
Indian Jewelry Tour
04-23 Austin, TX – The Mohawk (Austin Psych Fest)
04-24 Norman, OK – Norman Music Fest
06-08 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex *^%
06-09 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s *^
06-11 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *^
06-12 Seattle, WA – Vera Project *^
06-15 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry *^
06-16 Kalamazoo, MI – The Strutt *^
06-17 Toronto, Ontario – Sneaky Dees (NXNE) *^
06-18 Montreal, Quebec – La Sala Rossa *^@#
06-19 Allston, MA – Great Scott *^$
06-20 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *^
06-22 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church *^
06-23 Charlotte, NC – Snug Harbor *^
06-24 Atlanta, GA – 529 *^
06-25 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s *^
06-26 Austin, TX – Red 7 *^
07-09 Houston, TX – Khon’s +
07-10 Austin, TX – Mohawk +
07-11 Dallas, TX – Trees +
* with HEALTH
^ with Gold Panda
@ with Quintron
# with JEFF the Brotherhood
% with Best Coast
$ with the Death Set
+ with Lightning Bolt