Tuesday, 14 September 2010
FUTURE ISLANDS TOO
Stop the presses... FUTURE ISLANDS are going to play tomorrow evening's show too as they wanna warm up before braving the wild's of Europe, super lineup alert!!!
Wednesday 15 September
Old Blue Last, 39 Great Eastern Rd,EC2A 3ES
8pm | £5.00 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/89521
IDIOT GLEE comes from Lexington, Kentucky and has a sound that lies somewhere between Jens Lekman’s thoughtful crooning and the classic auteur-pop of Brian Wilson or even Another Green World’s Brian Eno. James Friley, who is Idiot Glee, creates songs that resemble lo-fi, fuzzy, scratchy versions of tunes from a musical about the late 1950s directed by David Lynch. Friley describes what he does as "post-doo wop", the music being light on instrumentation and heavy on vocal harmonies, it's got a similar spectral feel to Perfume Genius but also sounds deeply haunted by the ghosts of Bobby Vee, Bobby Vinton and Bobby Darin. Idiot Glee have a 7" EP out now on Hop Hop from Lexington and a forthcoming single planned with Moshi Moshi, they are currently on tour in Europe with Women.
FUTURE ISLANDS are a new-wave dance band from North Carolina, now residing in the fertile "music capital of awesome", Baltimore. Future Islands play a terse yet passionate music wrought from a stripped back palette. Gerrit Welmers' cartwheeling synthesizer melodies tumble across the austere wilderness of William Cashion's post-punk bass pulse, driven ever forward by an ecstatic feel for rhythm. Perhaps the most striking aspect of the band's sound however, takes the form of Sam Herring's guttural vocal, delivered as Glen Danzig if he ever found himself in a Shakespearean tragedy. At times on its knees at others belted out like it's the end of the world, Herring's vocal lends a raw emotional warmth to the group's resolute synth-punk bounce. Debut album 'Wave Like Home' was released on Upset The Rhythm, whilst new album 'In Evening Air' came out on Thrill Jockey earlier this year to great reception.
MOON UNIT are an elevating Glaswegian trio consisting of Ruaraidh Sanachan (Nackt Insecten), Andreas Jonsson of Lanterns, and Peter Kelly. Moon Unit write songs with a cosmic magnitude whilst trying to keep things as telepathic as possible. They have a debut LP available through Krayon Recordings and a new record on Blackest Rainbow called 'Hell Horse And Heady Stratus'. The five tracks on this new LP make up one of the best psyche out, freak out full lengths we've heard this year. It's an incredible record filled with furiously wild drum explosions, keyboard zone outs, sci-fi guitar shredding, and wailing feedback.
SLUSHY GUTS is a deliberate stripping back to basics, a concerted effort to write a song one could whistle and an exercise in embracing fear. At once melodic and dissonant, poetic and honest, intimate and claustrophobic, Slushy Guts is awkward pop music, naked and uncomfortable, a bundle of subtle unease and a maze of contradictions, a too long sentence, a load of heartfelt non-sense. It tried to just be happy but got confused and came out kinda sad. The recent ' LIV EATT HEW IND MILL' EP and the '5 Songs Forgotten Or Mum's Obviously Punked' CDR are available now through Chaos Vs Cosmos.