jan 12 2016
DOUBLE NAUGHT SPY CAR sprang into existence in the 20th century to provide the soundtrack for the approaching meltdown of civilization. In sweat drenched shows harkening back to 50’s jazz clubs, the stinging Stratocaster of Marcus Watkins, the Telecaster and spooky steel of Paul Lacques, the nihilist/classicist bass of Marc Doten, and the all knowing unyielding drums of Joe Berardi beguile, bewilder, bait, and beatify their audience–no pesky vocals, just twang and throb. Instrumentals like “Journey To The Center Of Guitar Center,” “Western Violence (With Some Sensuality),” and “Arrangement With A Dung Beetle” have been described as surf noir, jazz on acid, spaghetti middle eastern, and “difficult.”
DOUBLE NAUGHT SPY CAR members are in demand session players as well as pioneers of new sounds associated with L.A.’s Silverlake and Echo Park scenes. The band and members have scored several feature films, a History Channel documentary, numerous plays, placed songs in dozens of films and TV shows, and recorded/toured with Bo Diddley, Nina Hagen, Johnny Halliday, The Fibonaccis, The Bonedaddys, Stan Ridgway, I See Hawks In L.A., and countless other artists.