The Berkestir recently spoke with vocalist/multi-instrumentalist, Bonnie Bloomgarden, of L.A. based rock band, Death Valley Girls, during the group’s recent tour date through the Bay Area. Tune in on Sunday, April 8th @ 6:30PM to hear their conversation.
For the better part of a decade, scrappy rock n’ roll mystics Death Valley Girls have used their music as a means of tapping into a communal cosmic energy.
On albums like Glow In The Dark (2016), Darkness Rains (2018), and Under the Spell of Joy (2020) the band challenged the soul-crushing banality of modern society and celebrated “true magical infinite potential” through a collage of scorching proto-punk riffs, earworm melodies, far-out lyrics, and lysergic auxiliary instrumentation.
But on their latest album Islands in the Sky, Death Valley Girls’ songwriting mastermind Bonnie Bloomgarden uses the band’s anthemic revelries as a guidebook to spiritual healing and a roadmap for future incarnations of the self. And while these may be the loftiest aims of Death Valley Girls to date, the resulting music is also by far their most infectious and celebratory.