Publicist began as the solo/side project of shirtless Trans Am/Weird War drummer Sebastian Thomson. He recently expanded things (including the band’s reach) by collaborating on nine tracks with longtime zany and Sassy frontman Ian Svenonius of the Make Up and, more importantly, Nation of Ulysses, etc. Judging from their “Momma”/”Stone Age” single, if they keep it going, they’ll be specializing in talky, funky electro-disco. Take a listen to the dance-floor populating Side A. (When I first listened I thought he was saying “Obama,” which changed things significantly.)

“Momma” b/w “Stone Age” is out 6/29 via the new label Touching Music. You can continue the dance party at MySpace, where two more Svenonious tracks are posted, including “Stone Age.”

Comments (9)
  1. Thank you Brandon for sharing the additional songs!

  2. “frontman Ian Svenonius of the Make Up and, MORE IMPORTANTLY, Nation of Ulysses”

    That’s very debatable.

  3. Very debatable indeed. No mention of Ian’s involvement in Scene Creamers and Weird War? Stoked about this, thanks for the heads up!

  4. eager to see them in more sopts

  5. The chorus reminds me of a subdued version of the chorus of Red Hot Chili Pepper’s “Special Secret Song Inside” (aka Party on Your Pussy).

  6. What  |   Posted on Jun 10th, 2009 0

    Unreal that these guys are featured on the site and you still haven’t said a fucking word about Radio Moscow’s excellent new album, especially the single “Broke Down.” Yikes. Cuteness overload.

  7. canl? okey  |   Posted on Jun 11th, 2009 0

    thank you

  8. J. from italy  |   Posted on Jun 12th, 2009 0

    It’s seems impossible to track down any info about the label on which the single should be released!
    On Myspace it says Touching Music/Gomma Recs but:
    1) no trace of any Topuching muisc website whatsoever
    2) on Gomma’s website there’s no mention of Publicist

    can anybody help somehow?!


  9. DRU f. UNK  |   Posted on Jan 19th, 2010 0

    Nathan Means mentioned in an interview from 2000 about their listening to the first two RHCP albums when TA was coming up and feeling da funk. Sounds like UFPP got into the mix over the years too. It would be sweet to have Seb in a FUNK off with Jack Irons, circa 1983.

    Publicist this weekend in Chicago Friday 1/22 and Detroit Saturday 1/23, erotic!!!

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