The Holy Motors are making their name around town as a high-octane, scorching hot rock’n’roll trio influenced by bikes, babes, and heavy beats. “Slant Six” totally rips and is destined for release in 2015. Someone put this song out on vinyl, PLEASE! (more…)Posted 01.17.15 Permalink to this story
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SONG TO DOWNLOAD: “Powerglove”
WHY THEM: Our first experience with Chicago’s guitar-rock duo White Mystery was every bit the match for their boy-girl take on guitar/drums grunge: half-drunk in a sweltering Brooklyn basement with the band backlit in such a way as to cause us to question whether or not they really both had flaming-red, curly hair or if it was just a trick of the lighting, the levels set to a deafening volume and bodies flying everywhere. Turns out the bit about the hair is true, and their music is every bit as ferocious as we half-remembered. On their self-titled debut, the siblings yelp stories in tandem over a mess of guitars and drums reflective of the abandon and bravado now expected from their region of the US (see: Black Keys, White Stripes, etc.). Only, instead of singing about love and loss and whatever, the stories tend toward a tongue-in-cheek take on the everyday. Like Miss Alex’s preferred transportation (walking) or when she met her best friend (Halloween). Rock and roll? Hell yeah.
ALSO CONSIDERED: YAWN — It’s pop in a light-hearted, twee style reminiscent of Architecture in Helsinki or even Vampire Weekend. Their homonymous EP is full of marimba, group chants, and samples of children laughing.Posted 07.11.11 Permalink to this story