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They might have chosen the name Piñata Records, but the four members of Southside Desire who founded the label have hardly stuffed it with the unexpected. With two releases last year, and a third out this weekend, Piñata has put perceptions of the "throwback" act on its ear by giving it a distinctive punkish edge. Southside Desire's LP, Songs to Love and Die To, gave a "spirit of '77" jolt to retro soul, and the Narco States EP that followed it took the same approach to reviving vintage garage rock.
Gimme Noise met Marvel Devitt, Trevor E, Gloria Iacono, and Damien Tank at Memory Lanes to talk about the label's direction and its new release, a split single featuring two songs each from Southside Desire and Black Diet.More »