San Diego, CA USA Tyler:
Lewd Acts' brand of raw noise reeks of true soul and stunning originality. Opting to embrace their pre-1988 punk and hardcore influences, they shun metal tendencies of today's hardcore scene. Vocally crooning and sonically winding their way through each song in ways that are continuously moving and exciting.
A release history: Lewd Acts released their demo in 2005, a recording that garnered enough interest to come out as a 7"EP just a few months later. In mid 2006, they released their "...On Lonely Nights" 7"EP on the Eating Rats label. Early 2007 saw Lewd Acts self release their "Dark Days" CD Collection, which featured the demo and 7"EP, along with three additional songs (a release they gave us that we thought to be awesome). They were also featured on the "Sound & Fury Festival 2006" 2XDVD. In March 2008, the band self released their "Play Me Something That I Know" cassette, which was later followed by their celebrated Split 7"EP/CDEP w/ Hour Of The Wolf in May 2008. Lewd Acts released the "Lung Patrol" 7" on 16OH/Animal Style records in the Fall of 2009.
Their latest album "Black Eye Blues" was engineered by Kurt Ballou (Converge) at God City Studios. "Black Eye Blues" shows Lewd Acts growing right before our eyes, splitting shoes as they evolve at a monstrous rate. Their razor sharp precision and dynamic instrumentation continues to reach passed punks limitations while embracing it in spirit. All of this is a vivid backdrop for vocalist Tyler Densley's poetically bruising storytelling. His gruff candor is unforgettable; Sad, tragic, and true to life. Songs like the thematic pairing "You Don't Need Me" and "I Don't Need You" are a true example of this. While the epic closer "Nowhere To Go" proves that Lewd Acts are comfortable creatively coloring outside the lines. Habitually defying the rules as they artistically redefine what is real rebellion in song.
The band broke up on tour in 2010. In 2012, Lewd Acts reactivated and have played select shows since then. We hope to hear more from the band soon.
Photos: Brandon Tridle