Singer/Songwriter with Thee Isolators, and Garage Rock aficionado and record collector, Matt Aquiline, joined Rockabilly Greg In the Flamingo Lounge to talk about his band, his garage rock compilation project, Buried in Tyme and his general love of garage rock and record collecting.
Jeff Miers, Music Critic and columnist for The Buffalo News since 2002 had this to say about Matt and Thee Isolators:
Matt Aquiline – a man with a musicologist’s mind and a record collector’s heart, who puts these traits to good use through his day job at Revolver Records – went on a songwriting spree. He found a trio of Buffalo music veterans – Mark Norris of Girlpope, Craig Voigt of the Ramrods and Bob Hanley of the Irving Klaws – to perform these new songs as Thee Isolators. A self-titled full-length followed in spring of 2020, and an in-concert document – “Live ‘N’ Wild,” tracked during a gig at the Dnipro Ukrainian Center – emerged earlier this year, by which point Thee Isolators had nailed a contemporary take on classic garage rock cacophony married to killer pop hooks.
Matt has also recently started a website, wnygaragerock.com, that aims to be a comprehensive directory of ’60s garage bands in and around Western New York. Alongside the bands, we will also explore the venues and record labels that bolstered the scene. You can also see his posts on WNY garage Rock on Facebook.