Sometime ago Naveed Mir left the hustle and bustle of East Coast life to seek greener pastures across the country in Portland, Oregon. A simple mission – bring back the garage basics and add a dash of good old fashioned spooky Halloween fun. His latest effort, a self-released 7” under the moniker The Boo Jays containing four tracks he penned and recorded on his own holds true to his “f*ck, I’ll do it live!” attitude. If lo-fi macabre garage rock is what you seek, this rare gem of four doom and gloom house party tracks will deliver.
For ears accustomed to the late psychedelic hangover of Ariel Pink or the eerie surf melodies from The B-52’s, The Boo Jays twisted melange of influences brings fresh air to genre of rock that many believe has been dead and played out for awhile. Check out the send up to Scooby Doo and the gang in the video for “Creepy Crawlin'”.
For more tunes from The Boo Jays go visit Naveed’s imprint Astrodorque.