Netochka Nezvanova - Vocals
Gregory D. Jaw - Guitar and Vocals
Joe Pugsley - Bass and Vocals
John Steele - Drums
Kingston, New York's Galanos don't so much celebrate the darker things in life as they embrace the darkness life has to offer. Taking their name from a combination of literary references and Spanish that when combined roughly translates to 'silver tongued devils,' Galanos music is darkly seductive and coldly aloof at the same time. Their debut 7" is steeped in the solo sounds of Stiv Bators and early Lords of the New Church, the cinematic expanses of Ennio Morricone, and relentless fuzz drone of surf guitars. Their debut 7" provides two contrasting songs that only scratch the surface of this complex band. A sound that Fred Mills of Blurt Magazine calls "rich in atmosphere and unnerving in its tragic grace" and added "there is much here that bodes well for an intriguing future."
Galanos came together in 2013, after singer/songwriter Gregory Jaw (The Brides, Thee Hallowteens) completed a set of sea-soaked songs in his basement studio fueled by a need for reinvention and catharsis. His lyrics deal with loss and madness; a darkness of the heart. As he says, “I felt myself putting together this new music which was really a chance for me to explore the relationship between my own sense of grief and the universality of grief inherent in the human experience.” Since that time Joe Pugsley and John Steele (both from NJ bands The 65's and VOD) along with Netochka Nezvanova joined in. Following the release of their debut "La Loca" 7", Galanos released their well received first full-length album "Vacation Cannons in 2015." They have now just released their second full-length album "Deceiver Receiver."
Their songs run the emotional spectrum. Netochka and Gregory's voices bounce off one another. The band's sound has evolved and taken on a new life with their latest album. Steele's powerful percussion blended with Pugsley's fuzzed-out bass playing offer an omnipresent backbone to the songs which allows for exploratory guitar playing and vocalization.
"Let’s cut to the chase: this is one of the best albums of the year." - New York Music Daily
"...a dark, brooding sound...an unlikely melding of 1970s/1980s goth (Sisters of Mercy, 45 Grave) with the taut instrumentation of 1960s surf rock...Netochka’s vocals here are delightful..." - NeuFutur
"No strangers to Impose Magazine, Galanos craft moody, seductive rock that explore the darker elements of humanity. Their latest album, Deceiver Receiver, builds on their narrative world with a mixture of The Kills-style noir and searing post-punk." - Impose, 2017
"rich in atmosphere and unnerving in its tragic grace...there is much here that bodes well for an intriguing future." - Blurt
"..a dust bowl storm that sends wayward winds and warning flares coast to coast; and to the ends of the earth." - Impose Magazine
"..tasty reverb surf guitar licks, further galvanized by these almighty hard-stomping beats, and topping it all off with a substantial smattering of pure melodic punch, this Kingston, New York outfit hit it straight out of the ballpark with their totally ace debut album." - Jersey Beat
"..if you have a soft spot for NickCave elocution and the rolling bass lines of the Bunnymen or Simon Gallup, Galanos is going to be right up your alley because they execute incredibly well." - Razorcake