The Mole People is a psychedelic punk/power pop band from Austin, Texas who have built a reputation for balls-out, raucous live rock n' roll shows over the past four years.
Friends since their days as college DJs at KVRX 91.7 FM at the University of Texas in Austin, their radio background contributes to a unique sound. Compared to the destructively soulful noise grooves of The Stooges and the live frenzy of James Brown, their new record owes more to The Byrds, Big Star, or The Raspberries while displaying Ramones-like muscular pop tendencies. Filtered through musicologists' brains, The Mole People produces something that sounds like the 13th Floor Elevators playing surf guitar backing Arthur Brown on a Beach Boys song produced by Brian Eno. You getting this?
Herein lies their strength : their influences are so diverse they manage to transcend expectations, yet they are so in love with the great songs of The Beatles, ‘Stones, garage rock, and early punk — and with the thrill of being a live band — that they remain approachable, high energy fun.