If you take a look at the accompanying photo, you might recognize Alex Bleeker as BTW Real Estate’s bassist. What you can’t see is the Freaks’ frontman is surrounded by a couple other folks from his more well-known band: Matt Mondanile, aka Ducktails, handles drums and Martin Courtney does backing vocals and bass. The one non-Real Estater is Julian Lynch, who you might remember from his recent split 7″ with Ducktails. For all the associations, it’s a different, rootsier monster. Take a listen to the twangy, hazy day 7-minute “Summer Song > Epilogue,” which was recorded 6/22 at Silent Barn during the band’s first show. Bleeker earns his tie-dye, for sure.
Alex Bleeker And The Freaks – “Summer Song > Epilogue” (Live At Silent Barn) (MP3)
Alex Bleeker And The Freaks – “Prisoner” (MP3)
AB & the Freaks recently finished recording an album, which you’ll see sometime this year via Underwater Peoples. Keep watch, too, for Julian’s debut LP out 8/3 via Olde English Spelling Bee and Real Estate’s full-length sometime after that via Woodsist.
You can also visit Alex Bleeker at MySpace.