Los Angeles dystopian punk band Death Valley Girls are today sharing a standalone single “It’s All Really Kind of Amazing“, which is out now via Suicide Squeeze Records and is online with a video created by Bradley Hale.
Speaking about the track, Bonnie Bloomgarden of Death Valley Girls said “Being in a body, experiencing reality as a human, is endlessly challenging. There’s so much darkness, suffering, sorrow, and division, it’s hard to get past. Sometimes, and often for too long, I just stay in the darkness, forgetting there’s anything else. And then sometimes, my guides remind me to look around, sometimes, just look around, at this Earth, at its infinite beauty and intricacy, and simplicity, and sometimes I can feel it, that it’s all really kind of amazing.”
In these tumultuous times, it’s easy to forget that our natural state isn’t meant to involve chronic anxiety, fear, depression, or boredom. We all could use a reminder that our default setting as human beings should be one of hope, wonder, and love. Death Valley Girls’ ongoing mission is to use their scorching blend of garage punk, communal music, fiery riffage, and desert psychedelia as a vehicle for reconfiguring our perception and tapping into the beauty of the human experience. On their latest single, “It’s All Really Kind of Amazing,” Death Valley Girls continue their mystical quest for transcending the mire of our modern reality with divine rock n’ roll mantras, goosebump-inducing hooks, and Bonnie Bloomgarden’s impassioned vocal performances. While the band built their reputation on sweat-drenched, electrically charged anthems, “It’s All Really Kind of Amazing” delves into their more recent penchant for Larry Schemel’s chiming guitar chords, Bloomgarden’s nimble electric piano lines, big choral hooks, and intoxicating layers of instrumentation. Further bolstered by Rikki Styxx on drums, Emily Retsas on bass, and the gang vocals of Little Ghost, Pickle, and Kelsey Whatever NBD, the newest entry into the Death Valley Girls songbook exudes the aura of a tight-knit collective in the throes of ecstasy.
“We are streams of eternal consciousness experiencing reality through our personal lens,” Bloomgarden says of the song’s intention. “And we have been programmed and have forgotten we are gods because of trauma, capitalism, and religion. So this song is a call to wake up! To remember you are magic! Abundance is the normal state… look for the signs from your guides and your higher self.” Death Valley Girls’ melding of classic, old-school AOR FM radio sound, modern sonics, and heady life-affirmations have never been as fully realized as they are on their latest cosmic hymn. Suicide Squeeze is proud to release the digital single “It’s All Really Kind of Amazing” on September 28, 2021.