Cyr on bass and Ray Micarelli on drums. The contributions of John and Ray can be heard on the second Native America release “New Squeeze” (released by Chinquapin Records in April 2011), with chimerical bass and drum parts being added to Ross’ original recordings. Now a dynamic trio, the boys of Native America have been nurturing their new sound by playing regular shows in the New Orleans area, and in August of 2012 they embarked on their first tour (the aptly named Intergalactic Catfish Tour), touching down in parts of Louisiana and Texas. The band has since been frequently touring through the Southeast, Midwest, and East coast. Currently back home in New Orleans, Ross, John and Ray have been working to perfect the new aesthetic of Native America as a high energy Rock and Roll band.
By combining the old with the new, the band has begun integrating the same experimental techniques and fluorescent dream-pop layering with classic garage-pop undertones. The newest Native America recordings veer away from the earlier vibe that Farbe meticulously created, but they are a manifestation of the growth the band has seen in the last two years. Their first full-length album “Get Well Soon” was released on Chinquapin Records in January 2013, and they self-released a five song EP titled “Bad Weed/But Still Weed” in July 2013. This EP, full of fuzzy pop songs, displays the bands recent shift into a contagiously danceable genre they like to call flower punk. Watch out for these young gentlemen as they make there way to a city near you, one bizarre rock and roll show at a time.
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