Rock band to have record release party in Hammond

The ThreeFiveSevens will have a record release party Saturday at Porter’s Tap in Hammond.

“There’s a million other women who will rip you apart,” Thomas Lane II sings on the The ThreeFiveSevens’ first music video “She’s Gonna Run.”

The ThreeFiveSevens, an indie band formerly known as The Bawaha Project, is celebrating its first official music video and the release of its first record “Little Wishes” from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at Porter’s Tap, 6405 Kennedy Ave.

Natalie Gaza and Post-Op Trance and Griffith-based Tim Andy and the Dracu-Lahs open for the Northwest Indiana-based rock band Saturday night. The ThreeFiveSevens, who are scheduled to take the stage about 10 p.m., combine several genres, including ‘80s new wave, post modern rock and ‘90s dance rock, rockabilly, garage rock and surf rock soul.

Influences include Bauhaus, Joy Division, B-52s, She Wants Revenge and Hannah Arendt, said Eve Bottando, who sings backup lyrics and plays guitar and accordion for the band. Lane sings and plays rhythm guitar, Natalie Gaza plays bass and Wendy Whitmore is on drums.

“The band is inspired by the gritty atmosphere of Da Region where the ThreeFiveSevens were born,” Bottando said. “Paul Henry’s in Hammond served as the space that brought the core group together.”

Lane is the primary songwriter and band leader.

“His inspirations for the songs include a long list of past relationships, but his identity as a freemason rounds out lyrics with references to worlds beyond our own,” Bottando said.

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The band recently recorded a video for the song “She’s Gonna Run,” which can be viewed on YouTube.

“The video for ‘She’s Gonna Run’ tells the story of our band and the land we’re from,” Bottando said. “Wendy and Natalie are married and, while we love being in Da Region, sometimes we just have to laugh at the sights that are common to our area, but not known in other places.”

The “Hell Is Real” sign on Interstate 65 for example shows up in the video.

“We get so used to seeing that on our drives that it becomes part of the common landscape,” Bottado said. “We decided to feature that in the video for many reasons. It was on the way to the recording studio and our videographer was with us to shoot it. We thought it could show that we shake up meanings behind signs like that.”

Tickets are $15 and include a 357s tank-top and a digital download of the “Little Wishes” album.

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