True Primitives debut album, Revolutions, has been hailed as sexy groovy gaze with heavy, pulsating bass lines, shimmering guitar, skyscraper riffs, dramatic breaks, psychedelic guitar solos and textured electronic sounds.
Clint Sargent, founding member and lead guitarist of The High Violets, wrote songs for the album over a 2-year period with the idea of forming a new group. The new band’s name was inspired by Stendal’s “The Charter House of Parma” protagonist Fabrice del Dongo, who was recognized as a “true primitive.”
Sargent delivers guitars, keys, percussion, pedals and vocals on the album with Collin Hegna (Federale, The Brian Jonestown Massacre) providing bass, keys, and percussion. Luke Strahota (The High Violets, Satin Chaps) weighs in on drums and band member John Mason IV (Verner Pantons) is on guitar. Kaitlyn ni Donovan, performs backup vocals on Real Love; violin and viola on Up in the Sky.
Revolutions was recorded and produced at Revolver Studios in Portland, Oregon, by Sargent and Hegna.
True Primitives Band Members: Clint Sargent, John Mason IV, Anthony Pieretti, Brian Wilcher