The band is headed out on a short West Coast jaunt this month in support of their most recent LP, Too Young To Be In Love, and will cover all major cities along the coast…The band wrapped up a national tour with fellow Oaklanders Shannon & the Clams earlier this year, played to rapturous crowds at SXSW in March, and continue to be known for their wild live show, led by the flamboyant theatrics (and outfits) of Hunx. Hunx and His Punx also recently recorded a Daytrotter session, had his genius Twitter feed recognized by SPIN, and chatted with the AV Club about bad TV.
Too Young To Be In Love marks the first time that Hunx and His Punx has ever been comprised entirely of “punkettes” — another name for the all-girl band that Seth Bogart (aka Hunx) always dreamed of. Too Young To Be In Love also represents a distinct reversal of roles — the all-girl quintet…bring the fire, while Hunx brings the softness in songs that use his swoon-worthy nasal croon to wax nostalgic about the highs and pitfalls of teen love. All of the ladies sing on the album, and their voices combine to create some modern Wall of Sound magic. Hunx and His Punx might also be the first-ever “girl group” fronted by a flamboyant gay male whose dream in life is to sound like a girl. In Too Young To Be In Love, they have created a unique new sound they refer to as “young oldies,” a mixture of 50s rock ‘n’ roll, 60s girl groups, and bubblegum pop.
Hunx and His Punx on tour
06/17 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
06/18 – Los Angeles, CA – Show Cave
06/19 – Oakland, CA – The New Parish
06/22 – Seattle, WA – KEXP in-studio
06/22 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe
06/24-25 – Calgary, AB – Sled Island Festival
06/27 – Vancouver, BC – Waldorf Cabaret
06/28 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir