Tinnitist TV | Episode 47: Russell Simins & Jilly Weiss Of Service

The married indie-punk duo talk rock, relationships, records and plenty more.

Russell Simins used to be the drummer in the New York blues-garage power trio Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Jilly Weiss used to front the Indiana goth-punk band We Are Hex. Then her band opened for his on tour in 2015. They hit it off. And here we are. Now they’re married. They live in Indianapolis. They lead their own band Service. And they just released their excellent debut album Drag Me. It’s a monstrously great set of darkly intense post-punk propelled by Russell’s groovy beats, laced with his multi-layered production, and topped with Jilly’s otherworldly vocals. I highly recommend you listen to it below and read more about the band and the album HERE. But first, watch them chat with me about living and working together, their double-entendre band name, carrying the torch for rock, what’s on their turntable and plenty more. Enjoy.