About IJ


INDIAN JEWELRY, from Houston, Texas. Doing easy. Looking good in the dark. Taking music apart. IJ wants to change your brain. Working on a new way. Getting in deep. Getting away with it. Not a band for people who’ve heard of music and think they might like it.

IJ has been around for years and played a lot of shows where everything went right. Also, played a lot shows where everything went wrong.

Now, inspired by the new way--- doing easy, exposing the struts, foolproofing the chi, greasing the strings--- Tex Kerschen & Erika Thrasher, abetted by Mary Sharpe, are finishing production on a new Indian Jewelry record for 2015.

New Indian Jewelry video: “Turn It On, Again” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TYDDdFDm5E

New Indian Jewelry song: “Charmer” http://www.soundcloud.com/indianjewelry

Indian Jewelry’s website:


Press inquiries & interview requests to: strobedogs@gmail.com

“The most mind-controlling band I ever saw was Indian Jewelry. During a set at the Echo four or five or six years ago, they found some top-secret dial on the back of their synthesizer and slowly started turning up the insanity, pounding away at the same unrelenting riff until a roomful of people was twitching and frothing at the mouth... These weaponsgrade Texan psychedelicists match truly primitive electronics, rhythms like Konono N°1, bleeps and wooshes from some kind of Soviet radar system, etc., to unending slo-mo distorto guitar that fills the room like boiling oil and ghost vocals from the other side. Like all Indian Jewelry releases, new album Peel It demands your total commitment. So hear … and obey.” Chris Ziegler, LA Weekly

“Indian Jewelry stand at a kind of musical crossroads where the gloriously dark moments of rock n'roll's past hang side by side with clunky rave synths and a droned-out attitude.” Paul Hanford, Dazed & Confused.

"the Barry White of lizard brain chakra fucking." Dan Collins, LA Record

"a growling, prowling, synthetic powwow stomp, glamorous in every sense of the word... This is tantric, orgasmic, blood-warming, bone-rattling music, and I'd give my firstborn to join their cult." Liz Armstrong, Chicago Reader

Photos  ///  Past Tours  ///  Press  ///  Videos

Indian Jewelry Live

  • April 28, 2015, Houston, TX, COXCOMBS @ Mango's with CCR HEADCLEANER, Cop Warmth
  • May 6, 2015, Houston, TX, INDIAN JEWELRY @ Fitzgerald's with Ariel Pink
  • May 8, 2015, Austin, TX, INDIAN JEWELRY @ Austin Psych Fest
  • May 30, 2015, Houston, TX, INDIAN JEWELRY @ Orange Show with Future Blondes, God's Gun, and B L A C K I E
  • June 13, 2015, Houston, TX, Pleasure 2 @ Seize the Beat (at Alley Kat)
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   Email IJ: strobedogs@gmail.com    ///   US booking: nicole@strangevictorytouring.com   ///   EU booking: steffan@galaxypeoplebooking.com