TexasBob Juarez has to be one of the busiest and hardworking musicians out there. As a member of Television Personalities, a guitarist for ex Strawberry Switchblade Rose McDowall, former tour guitarist for Adam Ant, a multi-instrumentalist, DJ and Co-founding member for Creation Dream Machine, with Alan McGee, TexasBob Juarez has dedicated his life to music and whose talent is forever in demand as musician, producer and creative director. Following his success of “Northern Lights I See”, TexasBob Juarez is continuing with his solo project “SparkleStars” and releasing a new album “Through The Looking Glass Darkly” and whose debut track “Hello Hollywood”, (featuring MGMT member James Richardson on French Horns and throughout the album) has been selected as my “Single of The Week”.
As the debut single, Hello Hollywood sets the tone and draws you into the hauntingly beautiful and emotionally driven world of TexasBob Juarez, and intrigues you with all the dark sentiments and melancholic musings. It’s a poignant powerhouse of psych-post-punk, which flashes, spins and whirls in a stream of distant discord and aloof abandon. It’s a running commentary of disillusion, nostalgia and awakening, whilst reacquainting the past with the present. Through the cacophony of riffs and pounding beats, Hello Hollywood pulsates with a formidable force, that zig-zags deep into its chaotic core. Along with the inflamed vocals and eerie wails, Hello Hollywood is a soul eruption, a homecoming trip, which flashbacks and backtracks along a wondrous trail. Through the wistful French Horns and orchestral sweeps, Hello Hollywood ebbs and flows towards a spectral shore, dipping into Baroque-Beatle-Bacharach esque territory, whilst creating an intense, rambunctious riot. It’s a mesmerising track, that glitters and gleams amongst the shadows of post-punk, whilst reflecting its own brand of neo-psychedelic light.
Released on October 14th 2019, “Through The Looking Glass Darkly”, featuring “Hello Hollywood” is an album worth checking out and can be purchased via Burger Records.
Through The Looking Glass Darkly
Burger Records (2019)
TexasBob Juarez – Lead Vocals,12String Electric Guitar,Bass Guitar,Harmonies,Backing Vocals
Tyson Sheth – Drums,Percussion
James Richardson-French Horns
Recorded,Produced and Mixed by John Griffin
Produced by John Griffin and TexasBob Juarez
Recorded in Houston Texas and Los Angeles California
Video Directed,Filmed,Edited for Hello Hollywood! by Kyle Swick and Alyssa Holland
Storyboard Idea/Concept for Hello Hollywood!Video by TexasBob Juarez
Filmed in Santa Monica California,Hollywood California,West Hollywood California, Silverlake, Los Angeles, Echo Park.