Last of the Juanitas
Newest release: "In the Dirt" CD
Street Date: March 9, 2005
Catalog # WAN 036
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Last of the Juanitas' BIO
Personnel: Lana Rebel-Bass, vocals. John Schier--Drums. Bryan Giles--Guitar, vocals. David Sullivan--Guitar.
Career Highlights: (coming)
12" w/Shitbastard (Culture Value Records '96), Dragon Lady/Pretty
Princess 7" (Flapping Jet Records); Brangus LP (Flapping Jet); Hawaii
LP (Flapping Jet); The Jay/Blues on Planet Mars 7" (Wantage Records);
Time's Up LP (Wantage); In the Dirt (Wantage '05)
Really too many to remember. Circled the country lots of times. Toured
with The Fucking Champs, Drunk Horse, Rocket From the Crypt, Skull
Control, The Slaves, Excelsior, RPG, Stinking lizavetta, Pork Torta,
Tourettes Lautrec, The Reeks and the Wrecks, Shortwave Channel, The
Young People, and who knows who else??
Press: Skyscraper interview, 2003.
Bryan plays in Party Time, and was a founding member of the Juanita
Family. David Sullivan is in Party Time, and was in the Mercury Birds
and Shiny Beast (has of course played with the Juanita Family). Johhny
is playing in a group called Crown Motel. Lana, still at it with the
Previous bands played in/contributed to:
Hometown(s):Lana and Bryan grew up in Tucson, Arizona. Johnny grew up
in Cabazon, CA. David is from North Carolina. I believe he's from
Contact: Lana 503-413-0509 lastofthejuanitas AT hotmail DOT com
of the Juanitas are a band from the future, transplanted to provide the
sound track to what might be coming?if we're not careful. The music is
a powerful amalgam of metal, engineering schematics, and jazz fusion,
held together with the sort of power upon which very few bands can
(In the Dirt one-sheet)
"In the Dirt" marks Last of the Juanitas' most recent in
a string of colossal albums. Originally from Tucson, Arizona where they
split an LP with another desert based group called "Shitbastard" (which
featured Flagstaff, AZ's Casebeer brothers, later of Stab City Slit
Wrists notoriety), the band moved to San Diego and recorded a record
called "Brangus" featuring Drive Like Jehu/Hot Snakes Rick Froberg.
After moving to Portland, Oregon and recorded an album called simply
"Hawaii", they debuted on W?ntage with "the Jay" single and shortly
after that, a record called "Time's Up". However, it's "In the Dirt"
that most closely resembles their size and power in the live setting.
Mike Lastra, legendary Portland-area sound wizard took care of
engineering this beautiful record and we are proud to add it in our
Last of the Juanitas' current operational status is
unknown. It's our hope that reactions to "In the Dirt" drive them out
of hiding to long-awaited touring. Likely, a Spring 2005 west coast
tour will result.
Juanitas' Bassist Lana Rebel is currently
touring the country in support of an excellent album by her Juanita
Family and Friends, (a twangy original country outfit to which we
heartily give thumbs up). Drummer Johnny Schier studied drums with John
Zorn in New York, before returning to the west. Guitar player Maurice
"Bryan" Giles put together a short-lived power rock outfit called Party
Time. Party time lit up the west for about a year before ending things.
Bryan's returned to San Diego.
This record clocks in at just
about 25 minutes in length, saying and doing roughly twice as much as
records twice its length. The Juanitas are masters of economy, able to
do more as a four-piece than many full orchestras. Give this a good
listen and let us know what you think.
contact Niki Payton, CDB Promotions, to set up an interview or to
request past recordings. Niki.cdbrecords AT gmail DOT com