The Sahara Lounge
"...ST 37Down On Us (Emperor Jones) After 15 years, several lineup changes, and umpteen CDs, cassettes, and compilations, ST 37 has honed its mixture of psychedelicized space punk into a potent essence that just might raise blisters on the brain if you let it soak long enough. Down On Us doesn't reinvent ST 37 as much as it distills the Austin quartet's varied directions into one cohesive statement..."
"...A young quartet from Montreal titled in tribute to krautrock pioneers Can, Yoo Doo Right crossed Swervedriver and Neu! Guitarist Justin Cober’s squalling chords, spaghetti western leads, and persistent whammy bar use obscured Charles Bourassa’s synth work. They opened in contrast to following Austin institution ST 37, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary with the compilation Fuck You, You Rule...."
"...This ought to squeegee off your third eye quite nicely if that's the medicine you're shopping for. ST-37's latest is a disturbingly lilting morass of psyched-out drone on drone that's liable to give you a contact high if you sit too close to the speakers..."
"..."I want us to be like the Willie Nelson of psychedelic rock, just keep on doin' it," says Joel Crutcher, founding member and lead guitarist of Austin psyche rock institution ST 37. "We don't even care how many people show up..."
"...Unbeknownst to NASA, however, another crew -- one with a very different engineer -- was busily working less than a three-hour drive away, readying its own re-entry into the Space Age. Seems that ST-37 were cobbling together a new album in Austin, one scheduled to land in stores mere days away from the launching of the new moon rocket..."
"..."I don't think there's a more well-respected, or better, band on the scene today," offers Justin Bankston of Winslow, emerging masters of slow-building, noisy dream rock who are starting to get the same sort of praise he's heaping upon his musical mentors, ST 37...."
"...ST 37The Insect Hospital (Black Widow)ST 37The Secret Society (Blue Circle)..."
"...Not so fast. Last August, Austin's Alamo Drafthouse Cinema screened a restored print of Fritz Lang's silent classic Metropolis, featuring a score composed and performed by local Kraut-rock combo ST 37, to wildly enthusiastic, sold-out houses..."
"...(Drawing the Circle) 3.5 stars -- David Lynch ST 37..."
"...ST 37 guitarists Bobby Baker and Joel Crutcher's pedal setups..."
"...Better yet, your fledgling music writers could have interviewed one of the musicians from ST 37 about experimental music in Austin. They would know more about experimental music here than just about anyone..."
"...ST 37: This venerable Austin band has been delivering mind-altering space-punk for more than a decade. Last year's Spaceage found ST 37 covering songs by Can, Hawkwind, and Chrome, which gives you a pretty good idea of where the band is coming from..."
"...Local duo Abigail und Hansel looks nothing like fairy tale duo Hansel and Gretel, though they certainly could melt your face, sans oven. ST 37 guitarist Joel Crutcher and his wife Michelle make up the drone-psych group, and they veer between folky excursions and guitar spaceouts..."
"...ST 37: If being in a band only meant they had something to talk about with the members of Hawkwind, Austin's ST 37 would be a contented combo. With influences from Can to Wire to Helios Creed to Roky Erickson, ST 37 have many albums on many labels, including their verbose latest, I Like to Talk, If There's Something to Talk About on Emperor Jones (Atomic Cafe, 8pm) -- Ken Lieck..."
"...By either of us. – Jay Trachtenberg ST-37..."
"...FRIDAY [image-1] Drummer Babes w/ Kay Odyssey, ST 37, 3Radio Tiger, the Sophies, Endless Sewer, and the Spoils..."
"...ST 37I'm Not Good (Cleopatra)..."