Ears Wide Open: Deap Vally


Sometimes bands come together in strange and mysterious ways, but Deap Vally – yess, thatz how they spel it – might be the first collaboration to start over crochet hooks. Singer-guitarist Lindsey Troy met drummer Julie Edwards when Troy took a needlework class at Edwards’ shop the Little Knittery in Atwater Village. Edwards, last spotted wreaking havoc behind the kit for the experimental duo the Pity Party, and Troy, who as a teenager was one-half of the pop group the Troys, bonded over the blues. Their early recordings cover the familiar scorched-earth territory of the White Stripes and the Kills, with Troy yowling convincingly in a way you’d never quite imagine if you heard some of her post-Troys singer-songwriter material. Amps up.

||| Stream: “Gonna Make My Own Money”

||| Live: Deap Vally plays Saturday at Freak City (6363 Hollywood Blvd.)

Photo by Bryan Sheffield