The Psychic Paramount @ Cake Shop
I had my mind blown twice at Union Pool last night: first by the smoke-machine fueled power of The Psychic Paramount (modern instrumental acid rock? Incredible!) and then by Disappears whose new material written with Steve Shelley is groovier, a little slower than their pedal-to-the-metal first albums but equally awesome. (More Neu!, less Stooges.) -[Bill Pearis]I'd have to agree with that sentiment even though my experience was with the show last night (7/27) at Cake Shop with Spectre Folk. Besides their ongoing dates together, Krautrock is the tie that binds the two; The Psychic Paramount's reverb-drenched prog adheres closer to psychedelia while Disappears uses Krautrock groove as a jumping off point for punk-infused songwriting. Both bands were impressive, albeit in very different ways.
If quality was measured in volume, The Psychic Paramount would win hands down. The band's big bang live show is sustained by near infinite looping run through similarly endless reverb; they literally have reverb for their reverb... mics that capture the band's sound and run it through a Fender twin reverb. Though loud is always good, you definitely don't have to be good to be loud. The Psychic Paramount is most definitely good.
If you can, catch Disappears on the road in the coming months with either The Psychic Paramount or OBITS. Tour dates and more pictures are Cake Shop, where they played with Spectre Folk, are below...
The Psychic Paramount
Disappears - 2011 Tour Dates
7.28.11 PHILADELPHIA PA JOHNNY BRENDA'S $
7.29.11 BALTIMORE MD OTTOBAR W/ ARBOURETUM $
7.30.11 PITTSBURGH PA BRILLOBOX
7.31.11 COLUMBUS OH THE BASEMENT
8.6.11 - CHICAGO IL LOLLAPALOOZA
8.6.11 - CHICAGO IL HOUSE OF BLUES W/ ARCTIC MONKEYS
8.18.11 VANCOUVER BC THE BILTMORE CABARET ^
8.19.11 SEATTLE WA THE CROCODILE ^
8.20.11 PORTLAND OR DOUG FIR ^
8.22.11 SAN FRANCISCO CA BOTTOM OF THE HILL ^
8.23.11 VISALIA, CA THE CELLAR DOOR ^
8.24.11 LOS ANGELES CA SATELLITE CLUB ^
8.25.11 SAN DIEGO CA CASBAH ^
9.8.11 - 9.10.11 RALEIGH NC HOPSCOTCH FESTIVAL
$ W/ THE PSYCHIC PARAMOUNT
^ W/ OBITS