the return of the legendary sonics with their first new studio album since 1967.
formed in tacoma washington in 1960, they are a major influence on garage, punk and rock music worldwide, and cited as an inspiration by nirvana, the fall and many others. “this is the sonics” reunites original members jerry roslie, larry parypa and rob lind, backed by the powerhouse rhythm section of freddie dennis (the kingsmen, the liverpool five) and dusty watson (dick dale, agent orange). broken up in 1967, the sonics legacy remained frozen in time with classics like “psycho,” “strychnine,” and “have love, will travel”, awaiting discovery and directly inspiring generations of garage bands the world over. “this is the sonics” picks up where they left off. recorded in “earth shaking mono” by producer jim diamond, known for his work with the white stripes, and the dirtbombs.