Thee Tsunamis are proud daughters of the twisted, pop-camp aesthetics of the director John Waters, the jagged and tender-hearted jammers of ’60s era “girl groups” (see: Girls in the Garage), and the enduring partnership between good times, riffs, and leather jackets. Rip through their debut album Saturday Night Sweetheart and all you’ll want to do is tease your hair, move your feet, and find something fun to do tonight, stat. Step into their world via this premiere of the video for “Trash Talk,” from Saturday Night Sweetheart on Magnetic South:
The band ringleader Betsy and I hung out over the phone and talked about satirizing the reductive tropes surrounding women in rock & roll, cool vibes in Indiana, capitalizing on stage fright, and some of our favorite bands. Dig in!
DYLAN: Hi Betsy! What have you been up to today?
BETSY: I just got off work. I am a nine-to-five-er, but I do my rock & rollin’ on the weekends. I work at the campus radio station here in Bloomington. I don’t deal with any music, unfortunately. It’s the NPR affiliate, and I do web stuff for them.