Prolific garage rock figure John Dwyer's schedule has freed up some since Thee Oh Sees announced their temporary hiatus. While he's soon to serve up a solo debut as Damaged Bug, Dwyer is also about to spend some of the spare time getting back together with his old band Coachwhips.
A press release confirms that the act have reunited and booked a handful of shows this March to showcase their "nasty, unintelligible, brutally and primally basic" tunes. These will be their first live dates since breaking up in 2005.
Unfortunately none of the shows are up in Canada, with but one California concert and seven SXSW appearances on the docket. It's unclear at present if Coachwhips have any plans beyond the smattering of reunion gigs.
Coachwhips' original life span had the San Francisco unit issuing five full-length releases, including the 2006 rarities set Double Death. Last fall, Dwyer reissued the group's first full-length, Hands on the Controls, through his Castle Face imprint, marking the first time the set had appeared on vinyl.
As previously reported, Dwyer's label will issue his Damaged Bug's synth-styled debut Hubba Bubba next Tuesday (February 25), while Thee Oh Sees have their Drop arriving through the imprint on April 29.
03/08 Los Angeles, CA - The Smell
03/11 Austin, TX - Hotel Vegas
03/12 Austin, TX - Panache Bruise Cruise
03/13 Austin, TX - Yellowjacket (Brixton Party)
03/14 Austin, TX - Hotel Vegas (Castleface Party)
03/14 Austin, TX - Gypsy (Sailor Jerry Party)
03/15 Austin, TX - Spider House
03/15 Austin, TX - Beerland