Generation Landslide is Houston's newest contestant in the race for the garage/psychedelic crown. Combining 1967 San Fransisco and Texas psych through a Strokes filter with a Dylanesque via Roky Erickson vocal style, the band got some much needed attention at this years Free Press Summer Fest. Had they existed (good Lord) 45 years ago, they would be sharing a stage with The 13th Floor Elevators and Red Krayola.
But their self-description says it better than I can without hackeneyed comparisons:
GENERATION:landslide! is a band whose voice comes from the heart and soul of Houston, TX. There's a raw element here seemingly absent from a great deal of the current bands that are touring and trying to make it. When I say "raw", I don't mean idiotic monkeys bashing things, needles peaking and your ears going into shock. No. These people are songwriters...artists...audiophiles. They have a great passion for music and the common man. They are the champions of "garage"-rock and psychedelia; a band of seekers. The band consists of Tom Underwood on Guitar/Vocals, Kathie Muncy on bass/Vocals, Sellers Thomas on guitar/vocals, and Charles Zittle on drums/vocals. The band's first recording effort, "Tomorrow Was Yesterday", was engineered by Steve Bundrick at (the now closed) Z-Lab Studios in Houston, TX (Bundrick has also filled in on drums from time to time as well as big Al Murphy). It features the guest talents of Greg Trifaldo, Greg Varhaug, and David Watkins as well as featuring the guitar talents of former member Wil Hudgens. Tom's songwriting could be considered somewhere in the neighborhood of Warren Zevon, Lou Reed, and Tom Petty. There's a strong pop sensibility with a raw punk edge. GENERATION:landslide!'s most recent cd, "Chasing the Ghosts Away", recorded in Austin at Test Tube Audio, is currently available on iTunes, Rhapsody.com, Napster and CD Baby.
Do yourself a favor and check them out at their MySpace page. You will not be sorry.