Iconic U.S. band Endless Boogie describe themselves as "two or three guitars, whatever amps you got, one wah pedal, one distortion box. The bass, the drums. Reluctant vocals." Yet they are much, much more. In their 25-year career so far, these psych-rock luminaries have not ceased to keep pushing boundaries in their sonic explorations and minimalist jams.

Formed in 1997 in Brooklyn, New York, Endless Boogie took their name from John Lee Hooker's 1971 album of the same name and initially had no plans to record or to tour. It would take them four years to play their first live show, as an opening act for Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus in 2001. It took another few years for them to release a couple of rare LPs before finally dropping their debut album Focus Level in 2008.

Since their inception, Endless Boogie have toured Australia many times, recording two live sessions in PBS’s Studio 5 in 2013 and 2016; both times on Pojama People, because announcer Chris Pearson’s love for Endless Boogie is endless!

Their most recent visit to our shores was back in April this year as part of a double-bill tour alongside fellow psych-rock adventurers Howlin’ Rain, playing a string of shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Their first gig on that tour was at The Tote and Chris Pearson was there, front and centre! He recorded the entire set – because, like we said, his love for Endless Boogie is endless – and he is delighted to share it with you on his show on July 19.

Tune in to Pojama People on July 19 to experience the unabashedly old-timey, signature motorik-choogle groove of Endless Boogie as part of our next Studio 5 presentation.

Studio 5 Live is proudly presented by our friends at Mountain Goat.