The Traps Rarities Collected on New Castle Face Release 'Boom Pow Awesome Wow'
Published Dec 18, 2013Thee Oh Sees leader John Dwyer had previously saluted Providence, RI's the Traps by covering their "Boom Pow Awesome Wow!" with his old band the Coachwhips, but he will now tip his hat to the long-gone garage crew by releasing a collection of rarities, also called Boom Pow Awesome Wow.
A press sheet notes that the record arrives February 4 through Dwyer's Castle Face Records and will include 10 tracks culled from a CD-R-only EP and various goodies ganked "from a dusty box of cassettes." The release also features new artwork from Dusty Petersen, which you can see up above.
According to Dwyer, the Traps existed as a trio around 2003 and had played with the Coachwhips when the latter were on tour. The Traps' garage-styled tunes are further described as "very, very heavy" and " very, very simple." The "homemade" recording apparently figures big with "fried amplification" and big beats served up from "one very loud dude from Illinois playing what sounds like a bass drum and a 40-inch ride cymbal."
Dwyer adds, "Coachwhips played with them, then I came home and tried to rip them off, but I wasn't man enough to fit these balls in the front seat."
The 'Whips cover of "Boom Pow Awesome Wow!" appears on 2006's Double Death.