• John Van de Mergel

Sounds | Sgt. Splendor, All Dead to Me


Onder haar eigen naam maakt Kate Vargas, samen met partner Eric McFadden trouwens, de meest zalige eigenzinnige muziek. Omdat er geen rem staat op hun creative juices bundelen ze nu ook hun krachten in een nieuw project. De tweede single is een broeierige swampblues driven americana stomper van het beste soort. Logisch ook wanneer de zangeres over een dergelijk uniek geluid beschikt.


Occasions for Self-Congratulations, verschijnt op 17 juni 2022 via Terminus Records.

Luister ook naar: Whopee Château


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Sgt. Splendor is a new project from renowned singer/songwriter Kate Vargas and guitarist Eric McFadden (George Clinton & the P-Funk All Stars, Eric Burdon & The Animals).


What was the inspiration behind the musical project and collaboration? This one started with the guitar lick in a room at The Holiday Music Motel with our friend Andrea Wittgens and the critical condition that we call The Fuck-Its. It began pre-pandemic and was finished at the height of lockdown on a Mad Max-in James Trussart guitar. Sgt. Splendor was born from the latter as well.


What are the lyrical themes of the song? Utter dusty dystopia.


Any other side projects or projects you want to plug? While you’re at it, check out Kate Vargas and Eric McFadden’s individual music. Sgt. Splendor is the sonic soup of all of that.


Anything else you’d like to add? We’re pretty thrilled about the great players who joined us on this record. Dave Schools (Widespread Panic) played bass and Paulo Baldi (Claypool Lennon Delirium, CAKE) played drums. There are also appearances by Angelo Moore (Fishbone), Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads) and Pat mAcDonald (Timbuk3).


(source: New Noise)


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