Indian Jewelry

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Indian Jewelry
Origin Houston, Texas, USA
Genres Noise rock, Experimental, Psychedelic
Years active 2002–present
Labels Reverberation Appreciation Society
We Are Free
Girlgang Records
Lovepump United
Associated acts Pleasure 2
Swarm of Angels
Twisted Wires
Thousand Cranes
Corpses of Waco
Perpetual War Party Band
Members Erika Thrasher
Richard Durham
Rodney Rodriguez
Mary Sharpe
Brandon Davis

Indian Jewelry is a band from Houston, Texas that is known for its vision music and seizure-inducing stage show. Since forming in 2002 the band has gone through several touring incarnations as Hong Kong, the Turquoise Diamonds, BENZENE LOTION RASH, the Corpses of Waco, Electric Fuck All, NTX+ELECTRIC, and the Perpetual War Party Band, among others. According to their website, they come from a Swarm of Angels.[1]

"The most mind-controlling band I ever saw was Indian Jewelry. During a set at the Echo four or five or six years ago, they found some top-secret dial on the back of their synthesizer and slowly started turning up the insanity, pounding away at the same unrelenting riff until a roomful of people was twitching and frothing at the mouth. So you could say I’ve got high hopes for this appearance at Part Time Punks’ anniversary show. These weaponsgrade Texan psychedelicists match truly primitive electronics, rhythms like Konono N°1, bleeps and wooshes from some kind of Soviet radar system, etc., to unending slo-mo distorto guitar that fills the room like boiling oil and ghost vocal" —Chris Ziegler, LA Weekly

Like other underground bands and their psychedelic rock predecessors, Indian Jewelry are prone to sonic and comic experiments.

Partial discography[edit]


As NTX + Electric[edit]

  • We are the Wild Beast (Girlgang, 2003)

As Swarm of Angels[edit]

  • Plessure EP 7" (Girlgang Records & Tapes, 2002)


  • Indian Jewelry/Future Blondes split Zing Zang/Heartless 12" (Dull Knife, 2008)
  • Rattling Death Train, cd-r, (Kimosciotic 2005)
  • In Love With Loving 7" (ON ON Switch, 2005)
  • Indian Jewelry/Sugarbeats split Pentecostal/One Year Real 7" (Girlgang, 2005)

As Bialystok Players[edit]

  • I Am Donkey 3" CD-R (Girlgang, 2003)

As NTX + Erika Thrasher[edit]

  • Chasing the Rats Out 7" (Girlgang, 2004)
  • Pain Reliever/Titanium split 7" (Girlgang, 2002)


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