Royal Trux Announce Reunion Show at Festival in Los Angeles
Renowned '90s lo-fi duo Royal Trux were prolific in their time, putting out 10 albums between 1988 and 2002. All has been quiet on that front until this week (May 13), when it was revealed that for (at least) one night, Neil Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema are getting the band back together.
Genesis! Succession! Secession! Re-evolution! Generations! Boom and Bust! The Day After! Next Time! But Royal Trux weren't thinking about one single place in time - no, they saw ALL of them instead - all the kids from all the times, all the phases, all the eras, waves and other plays of rock and roll in a non-chronological, non-denominational mass. Because Royal Trux was the way IN for all of us. Now we were ALL a part of history. (Yes, even the dumbshit haters. They only make Royal Trux sound BETTER to us!) Theirs were records that were gonna sound as good in 20 years as they did today - BETTER even! Because they had one boot in the past and the other one somewhere up around the bend - which was giving all of us in the present an unbelievable CROTCH SHOT. Yeah - even back then, we WERE actually believing in this very day, seeing it from our crouched position in the waning hours of the CLASSIC past. We all saw THE LEGEND - which is what everyone at Berserktown will be queued up for on August 16th, when Royal Trux take the stage for the first time since the year 2000!!!!! It's been said it would never happen again - that it never should! YEAH. These are just two of the reasons it HAD to. And there were a few other reasons too....like zero, zero, zero and zero - heard of 'em? Well, surely you've heard that if you're gonna do it again, do it right, right? RIGHT.
Beyond that, the label also speculated at the future of the duo, saying, "Man, the future is UNKNOWABLE - but there's a few things that we've never minded envisioning. And they're always Royal Trux."
If not for Royal Trux, Bezerktown II seems worth it regardless, with a lineup that includes Thee Oh Sees, Screaming Females and a bunch of others.