Published Apr 04, 2013Billy Hayes is probably best known as the blonde mop of hair behind the drum kit for Jay Reatard's solo project, until he and bassist Stephen Pope Jr. were kicked out. At that point, they joined Wavves, though Hayes eventually quit that project amicably. Now, he's got a new band called Cretin Stompers.
The group is rounded out by Hayes' former Barbaras bandmate Alex Gates, who was later in Magic Kids and currently serves as second guitarist in Wavves' live band, along with someone who just goes by the name Big Muff.
Cretin Stompers recently recorded their debut album Looking Forward to Being Attacked with MGMT collaborator James Richardson sitting in on a few tracks. While we don't know who will be releasing it or when just yet, you can check out three scuzzy punk songs from the release below.
Thanks to Brooklyn Vegan for the tip.