About IJ


INDIAN JEWELRY is a group from Houston, Texas. Looks good in the dark. Takes music apart. IJ wants to change your brain. 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, Doing Easy, arriving September, 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

July 24, 2015, Pleasure 2 at Alley Kat with Chain and the Gang, Vacation Eyes August 28, 2015, Indian Jewelry "Doing Easy" album release at Walter's. Indian Jewelry "Doing Easy" Euro Tour https://www.facebook.com/events/755170114600912/ September 11: Hamburg, Germany, Hamburg Psych Fest September 12: Copenhagen, Denmark, Copenhagen Psych Fest September 13: Berlin, Germany, Urban Spree September 14: Tilburg, Netherlands, Incubate Festival September 15: Brussels, Belgium, Home Plugged September 16: Paris, France, La Machine du Moulin Rouge with Blanck Mass September 18: Angers, France, Levitation France September 19: Clermont-Ferrand, France, Le Baraka September 21: Lausanne, Switzerland, Le Romandie Club September 22: Basel, Switzerland, Kaschemme September 23: Lyon, France, Le Sonic September 25: London, UK, the Shacklewell Arms with Noveller September 26: Liverpool, UK, Liverpool Psych Fest ///  PAST SHOWS  ///


   Email IJ: strobedogs@gmail.com    ///   US booking: nicole@strangevictorytouring.com   ///   EU booking: steffan@galaxypeoplebooking.com