Photographer PJ Sykes was never too far from the stage during his band photo career, but after forming Hoax Hunters with James O’Neill of Snowy Owls and Tim Falen of Hot Dolphin and the Diamond Center, he’s now the subject as well. Hoax Hunters has been compared to underground acts like Minutemen and Husker Dü.
Hoax Hunters will be releasing their first album on Negative Fun Records entitled “Comfort & Safety” on Aug. 5. The album is full of explosive tracks dripping in feedback. Even though, there is an undeniable sonic narrative, the band says “Comfort & Safety” is not a concept record. Pre-order the new record here.
The record release show for “Comfort & Safety” will be on Friday, August 8 at Gallery 5 with Positive No and Dave Watkins.
Listen exclusively to “Six/Five” below.