Spyche: vocals, bass, guitar (marginal), drums (even worse), slide whistle.
Spyche, currently the bassist in both the prize-winning Cramps tribute band The GOREHOUNDS and the Americana band Hell, Texas (with ex-Rev Horton Heat and Burden Brothers’ Taz Bentley, Kenny Withrow of the New Bohemians, and Aaron Lyons of Slow Roosevelt) hits the streets this month with her second solo-release, “In Case of Somethingness.”
Spyche came of age as a vocalist and bassist in 1980’s Washington D.C., on the fringes of the hardcore scene. Her influential band Press Mob received kudos as one of the most unique and daring bands playing in the scene at that time.
After her move to Texas in 1991, Spyche made a name for herself in the Deep Ellum scene of the early 90s both as the bassist in crowd-pleasers Rumble, and as a solo artist, winning in both the Dallas Observer and Fort Worth Weekly’s Music Awards.
This new recording features Spyche, a multi-instrumentalist, not only on vocals and bass, but on guitar, drums, and other sundry instruments.
Co-produced by John Dufilho (of the Deathray Davies, John Singer Sergeant, and Apples in Stereo), this album is truly a meeting of great minds.
Having recorded together many times for assorted projects of Dufilho’s (most recently a track on the notable John Singer Sergeant album), Spyche decided to enlist Dufilho to co-produce her latest record, mainly due to, as she says, “the amount of fun we have in the studio together.”
Dufilho is also a featured instrumentalist on the album, playing guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards.
“In Case of Somethingness” features duets with Cricket Taylor, and the late Johnny McNabb (a former bandmate of Spyche’s in Rumble, and also formerly of Ryan Adams’ band).
Other players featured on the record are Reginald Rueffer (of Charley Pride’s band) on violin, and Aaron Lyons, Spyche’s bandmate in Hell, Texas on drums.
Spyche is currently playing with her band, the Mega Rock All Stars, featuring John Dufilho, Mike Daane, Aaron Lyons, and Rich Martin.