Grouper – an album & video, KF tonight, New Museum later
Liz Harris – a.k.a. Grouper – creates pop songs where the structure is merely hinted at, making it difficult to decide whether her amorphous drones resemble songs or visa versa. On earlier releases, she was awash in reverb, disguising much of her tunes’ shapes, hiding melody in trance. [Grouper’s 2008 release] Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill continues the minimal whisperings of past LPs, but also features strummed acoustic guitar. Lots of it.” [Dusted]
Grouper also recently released a split 7″ with City Center. Not surprisingly, City Center is who Grouper played with at Silent Barn in Brooklyn on Sunday. In town from Portland, Grouper plays one more NYC show tonight/Monday at Knitting Factory – it’s the WNYU party that Pylon is headlining.
Grouper will also be back in town to play the New Museum on February 13th. Stay tuned for more details. WNYU flyer and a video below…
Grouper – Heavy Water/I’d Rather Be Sleeping