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PALMYRA DELRAN - FRIGGS' songwriter/guitarist to release solo EP, FRIGGS' reunion shows!!

posted Jul 29, 2008, 9:46 AM by Vu Nguyen
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FRIGGS songwriter/guitarist to release solo EP,

She Digs the Ride,

Street date October 14, 2008 on Apex East




The Friggs’ philosophy of life laminates layers of Russ Meyer, Suzi Quatro and  the Chantays on their own sonic surfboard-Village Voice

July 29, 2008: New York, NY: Palmyra Delran, guitarist and principal songwriter for The Friggs, is primed to release her solo debut EP, She Digs the Ride, on October 14. With more hooks than her riot grrl counterparts and more rock savvy than most members of the alterna-rock Boy’s Club, She Digs the Ride is the record fans have been waiting for Delran to make!

Following a renewed interest in the Friggs,  due to a song (“Shake”) in the hit film Superbad,   Delran is reuniting the queens of garage-pop sass for a handful of rare reunion dates in the Northeast: SA, 8/23 Philadelphia, PA @ Tritone and TU 9/16 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge (more dates to come). 

From their first 7-inch single in 1991, “Come Now, the Friggs defined chick-driven garage rock, mixing it up with their own blend of surf, punk and girl-group influences and releasing five 7" singles, one 10" EP and their classic debut album, Rock Candy, over their nearly decade-long year career. The Friggs looked like girls who could not only steal your boyfriend but kick his ass if he got out of line.

Ponytailed guitarist and minx with the most-est Delran started out as a drummer in the Philly punk scene writing songs with Ben Vaughn, the award-winning composer for 3rd Rock from the Sun, That 70s Show, Swingers and Psycho Beach Party. Switching to guitar, she formed the Friggs, four women show shared a passion for trash pop culture, up-tempo rock music and getting the audiences up and moving (they’ve been described as a “Beatles Vs Cramps” tag team match and “The Go-Go meets the Ramones”).

Following the demise of the Friggs, Delran has recorded with the Booty Olympics and the Santa Marias and is primed to release She Digs the Ride, on October 14.  The Friggs’ legendary out-of print vinyl singles are also now available on CD comp titled Today is Tomorrow’s Yesterday through Apex East Recording. The collection captures best of ‘60s rock and garage a la the Stones and Kinks, with the occasional Dick Dale/Ventures-esque surf beat instrumental or Stooges/MC5 rocker.