Bay Area two-piece Taipei Houston have released their debut single, “As The Sun Sets” today via C3 Records. The gritty track, carried by distorted bass, snappy drums and explosive vocals, is accompanied by a dizzying and electric music video, directed by Victor Grossling. Watch it now below.
The duo is comprised of brothers Myles (drums, guitar) and Layne Ulrich (lead vocals, bass), and was born out of both brothers coming back to their childhood home during the pandemic. They then moved down to Los Angeles, and once able to perform live again, started playing shows throughout Southern California.
Taipei Houston viscerally tap into all of the best parts of the last 30 years of rock ‘n’ roll, layering garage rock’s frenetic sparsity with grunge’s fuzzy overdrive, and psych rock’s effortless instrumental sprawl. The band’s megawatt, slinky songs instantly conjure other iconic duos, such as The Kills, Death From Above 1979, and, of course, The White Stripes.
Taipei Houston are set to play Lollapalooza and Reading & Leeds in summer 2022, in addition to their own headlining shows throughout the U.S. before the year is out.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
July 28 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza Aftershow
July 29 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
Aug 24 – London, UK @ Camden Assembly
Aug 27-28 – Reading & Leeds Festival
Sep 5 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall*
Sep 6 – San Jose, CA @ The Ritz*
Sep 7 – Bakersfield, CA @ Temblor Brewing Company*
Sep 8 – Petaluma, CA @ Mystic Theatre*
Sep 9 – Felton, CA @ Felton Music Hall*
Sep 10 – Fresno, CA @ Strummers*
Sep 22 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life
Oct 8 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock 2022
Oct 9 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
Oct 16 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
*Supporting The Melvins