Plays bass for Suede Dudes
AKA Chrome Dick
Chrome Dick is Raphael Alvarez' project which he would describe deeply, "as experimental/noise that aims to help with the cleansing and evolution of my subconscious mind and heart but is also concerned with touching/connecting to others through unconventional sonic means of performance." We think it's some of the best experimental noise out there. If you're into mind and audio expansion, tired of the pop crap they feed you, you'll enjoy Chrome Dick.
Drums for Suede Dudes
AKA Minimalist Blasphemist
Raphael says of his brother Will's solo project, "Minimalist Blasphemist is, to me, the music that hits your basic, raw emotions while gnawing away at your social infrastructure."
Will notes that, "It's to get all the personal shit out of my system, good stuff, my hypocrisy, things I think about a lot and can't get over or whatever." Then, getting honest with us, adds, "Sometimes I'll listen to some of it and cringe, cause some of it is pretty corny or sucky, but, oh, well. It's like an embarrassing journal, I guess." Love embarrassing journals. Bring it on.
Lead guy for Suede Dudes
"Bryan Adams and Lauren Layden are like this '60s dream pop duo. Lauren's voice is so soothing and they both harmonize well. The music is feel good and relaxing. I can't wait to see what our collaboration with her will be like," Alvarez raves of his band mate(s).
Guitarist for Suede Dudes
AKA Nick Petakas
Within the group, other collabs exist. Will and Raphael are starting a project called very slickly Local Dork, "which will just be us doing what we want. We've spoken about recording an EP of nothing but our favorite television show theme songs, i.e. Kids In The Hall, Mystery Science Theater 3000, etc." Since we have the same TV tastes, it's likely you'll be hearing this here first.
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