SexyWaterSpiders (SWS) is an avant-garde musical project established in 2006 in Portland, OR. SWS has been active until 2012 releasing an album in 2010 (Black Gold) and touring the USA until 2012. Since then, Jimmy Starshine, founder of the group, has continued writing material for SWS and several parallel projects that reflect the different musical influences included in SWS.
SWS blends experimental sounds with all the traditional American musical heritage of the last 60 years, making music that combines soul and funk-infused rock and roll with seemingly infinite neo-psychedelic influences. The result is an impressive array of multifaceted songs that range from heart-rending Motown-inspired chants to groovy instrumental pieces that hit the listeners' senses.
From their musicianship stem monumental songs with soaring guitars, back-beat lyrics and catchy hooks, wild improv, cinematic soundscapes, and dreamy ambience.
Jimmy Starshine - Vocals, Guitar, Keys, Bass
Ian Hartley - Rythymysticist, Percussion, Vocals
Hic Fiat - Guitar, Auxilary
Jon Wiley - Guitars, Vocals, Keys
Eric Shannafelt - Bass
Jared Wait-Molyneuex - Guitars, Keys, Vocals, Percussion
BLACK GOLD, LP, 2010
Kenny Geezus, single, 2012
Never 4 Get, single, 2012