Murray Attaway and Jeff Walls, co-founders of suburban Atlanta jangle-pop favorites Guadalcanal Diary, have reunited under a new musical banner, enlisting bassist Phyllis Walls of Hillbilly Frankenstein and Swimming Pool Q’s drummer Robert Schmid to create a new band called Blasting Cap, purveyors of “post-apocalyptic sturm und twang.”
The band made its debut in Atlanta late last month, and you can see footage of that show below via Music in Atlanta. Blasting Cap will next perform Aug. 9 at the Melting Point in Athens, Ga.
Attaway and Walls co-founded Guadalcanal Diary in the early ’80s, and the band put out four albums between 1984 and 1989, scoring college-rock hits with singles “Litany (Life Goes On)” and “Always Saturday.” Guadalcanal Diary reunited for a few years in the late ’80s, then again briefly in 2011 to celebrate their 30th anniversary.
Video: Blasting Caps @ Star Bar, Atlanta, GA 6/28/14