L.A. Unheard: Sneakpeek looks back in anger [Song premiere]
The band: Sneakpeek, a fuzzy, fuming Echo Park quartet.
The music: After announcing itself with a trio of ear-frying self-released demos over a year ago, the band's gearing up for its full-length debut. Sneakpeek's still-noisy nine-track album offers up heavy, druggy guitar riffs that'd make Kurt Vile (or Lou Reed) proud, breaking from the garage assault with "Another Girl to You," which has the gentleness of the Velvet's "Sunday Morning." The latter track is written as a break-up ballad, but when she sings, "I don't want to be another girl to you," frontwoman Dora Hiller's words arrive as a sly threat.
The random: Hiller previously played in an all-girl folk band before turning up the volume and enlisting boyfriend Aric Bohn (previously of the Willowz) and a pair of collaborators for the new project.
The details: Sneakpeek is wrapping up its full-length debut now for a release later this year, with the band's next show set for the Echo on May 22.
The music: In a Pop & Hiss premiere, download the band's "Another Girl to You" below.
Photo: Echo Park quartet Sneakpeek, which will release its noisy debut album this year. Credit: Sneakpeek