Savannah native Daniel Brady Lynch will return to Savannah with his latest musical project for a night of killer garage-rock and punk.
Last summer, Lynch and his partner Rachael Boswell moved to Chicago. His two punk bands, Greta O. & The Toxic Shock and Cray Bags, were put on hiatus. He has continued writing and releasing music under his solo electronic project, Sunglow, and the punk band he and Boswell have together, The Lipschitz.
Shortly after moving, Lynch released a couple of lo-fi, garage rock tunes under his own name, a musical departure from his many Savannah projects. The tunes garnered attention from Ryan Graveface, owner and founder of Graveface Records & Curiosities and the Graveface record label.
"I had all this music that I accumulate that doesn't fit into any other projects," Lynch said. "It varies. Sometimes, it's more laid-back. That's why it doesn't fit into any of the other projects.
"I sent Ryan a bunch of stuff and he said, let's do an album," Lynch recalled. "It took a while to figure out what that meant. It was just under my own name â€¦ He was like, when you go under your own name, it's better to do some real outgoing, personal stuff. I was like, nah, I can't do that. I am not outgoing. I am not a funny guy. I mean, I am funny.
"He said, people respond better to a band with presence. I knew I'd have to tour the record. I had to make up a name. It sucks making up a name for something â€¦ It was literally, this is bummerville, making up this name."
Thus, Bummerville was born.
Instead of working out arrangements of the tunes in a traditional songwriting fashion, Lynch just starts recording almost immediately after he gets an idea. He'll typically put together a new song in a day.
"I have an idea for a song, instead of sitting around and mapping it around, I just record it," Lynch said. "I'll figure out what I want for a song with the drums, then I'll just do the drums and main guitar part, then fill it out with bass and vocals.
"This is more of a way of keeping my momentum writing, because I write so many things. If I have an idea, it's a weird rock 'n' roll song, it's not going to be a Lipschitz song, or Sunglow. Now I have an outlet with a name.
"This stuff is laid-back. There are couple really chill songs on this album. That's why it's good to have it. I'll write something like that and I am like, nobody is going to want to play this in any of my projects. But I don't want it to go to waste."
The new album, "Bottom Feeder," will be released on Graveface Records on Jan. 26. Lynch is already touring the album and will make a special stop in his hometown on the same day the album releases for a show at The Jinx.
When gathering a touring band for the solo project, Lynch had recruited his brother Derek for bass duties, but wasn't relying on anyone else to join. Former Cray Bags frontman Josh Sterno was helping Lynch book a couple of shows for the tour, and eventually was asked to join the tour band on rhythm guitar. Drummer Jonathan Graham rounded out the tour band.
"I wasn't banking on anyone but Derek being down to do this," Lynch said. "It's kind of ridiculous to ask people to come 15 hours up [to Chicago] and then tour back down to your home, then back up the East Coast, then 15 hours home. I asked Josh, do you like the tunes? He said yes, I wish I was touring with you. I said, well I could use a rhythm guitarist."
Greta O. & The Toxic Shock will reunite to open up for Bummerville at the local show. Local garage-rockers COEDS and Florida punks Gino and the Goons will round out the bill.
IF YOU GO
What: Bummerville, Gino and the Goons, Greta O. & The Toxic Shock, COEDS
When: 9 p.m. Jan. 26
Where: The Jinx, 127 W. Congress St.
Cost: $7; 21 and older