Clint Sargent, founding member and lead guitarist of Portland’s The High Violets, wrote songs for the album over a 2-year period with the idea of forming a new group.

The new band’s name was inspired by Stendal’s “The Charter House of Parma” protagonist Fabrice del Dongo, who was recognized as a “true primitive.” Sargent delivers guitars, keys, percussion, pedals, and vocals on the album with Collin Hegna (Federale, Brian Jonestown Massacre) providing bass, keys, and percussion. Luke Strahota (The High Violets, Satin Chaps) weighs in on drums and band member John Mason IV (Verner Pantons) is on guitar. Kaitlyn ni Donovan performs backup vocals on Real Love; violin and viola on Up in the Sky. Joining Sargent and Mason in the band line up are Tony Hilsmeier of Portland’s Go Fever on bass and Eric Rubalcava (Pastilla, Verner Pantons) on drums. The band is currently preparing for shows in Portland and Seattle. Revolutions were recorded and produced at Revolver Studios in Portland, Oregon, by Sargent and Hegna.

True Primitives debut album, Revolutions, has been hailed as sexy groovy gaze with heavy, pulsating bass lines, shimmering guitar, skyscraper riffs, dramatic breaks, psychedelic guitar solos and textured electronic sounds. 


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