Third Outing like to spread the love by introducing new and alternative artists across Europe, Australia and North America. The latest band from near the house of NYC, one of the greatest cities in the world for indie revival. Remember Ghost King? Remember CHUCK and The Mayberries? Here's Andy? Primate House are the latest band to make some noise. We spoke to Bass player Josh Govier...
Who Where What?
Jeb on the drums, Chris and Devin for vocals and guitar, and me (Josh) to cover the bass. New Paltz is a small college town two hours north of Manhattan. There are a lot of local bands, as well as bands from NYC and Boston that pass through for shows.
DIY Basement Shows
The heart of the scene in New Paltz is definitely the basement shows. We love the intimacy of basement shows. Bars and concert halls tend to put bands on a pedestal and book the most profitable acts that will accept their offers. To me, DIY shows are a lot more personal and interactive. The barrier they have in venues between the crowd and the band is broken down. Our favourite shows have been the ones with the vibes of a house show.
We have just unveiled a new track from our forthcoming record entitled You Poor Boy. Check it below...
Celebration of the 90's
Dirty Dog is a celebration of the 90’s and that whole grungy, messy aesthetic. But to me it’s more about the realisation that the world is a hostile place and that you've got to toughen up and have some backbone to make it through. I was nineteen when I wrote it. I had just gone off to college and was meeting people who walked all over me and didn't respect me. I realised that it was mostly my fault because I was letting it happen by not standing up for myself. It demonstrates a more pessimistic view of the world than the one I have now.
Who knows. I’m well aware that it doesn’t work out for most people. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try. In my opinion, you need three things to make it in music: optimism, work ethic and a shit-load of luck. I completely and totally believe in us. I believe that we’re an awesome band with a ton of potential. We also have a consistent output and perform at every possible opportunity. So there’s the optimism and work ethic. Now we’re just waiting on the luck.
The first track we heard from Primate House was the nifty pop dash of Dirty Dog and You Poor Baby. They sum up the slapdash style, swinging wildly from circuitous balladry to grunge guitar riffs. The enthusiasm behind Dirty Dog is electric. It's a track which relives the upbeat sounds of USA in the 90's. Though a good track in it's own right, however, You Poor Baby struggles to recreate the same excitement and the vocals feel strange over the jerky melody. With more power and a 'turn up to 11' attitude, Primate House will overcome this in the future.