Entries tagged with: Wreck and Reference
Dysrhythmia at Saint Vitus, Jan 5, 2012 (photo by Caroline Harrison)
Dysrhythmia played Saint Vitus on Jan 5th, 2012, joined by a rare appearance from California crew Wreck & Reference with Soren (of Rosenkopf) and Planning for Burial. Check out a review, videos and a full set of pictures at Invisible Oranges.
AFE; file under brutal promo shots, houseplants
You had better have some big cojones to name your band A Fucking Elephant. The technical/progressive two-piece (bass/drums) are prepping to release their classily-titled Seven Inches of A Fucking Elephant, a two song effort that demonstrates the band's prowess as an instrumental powerhouse. At times AFE sound like they've studied the jaw-dropping skills of their recording engineer Colin Marston (the 7" was laid to tape at his A Thousand Caves studio) while others give glimpses of latter Bastard Noise. Stream that release in full below for the first time, get your copy via Nefarious Industries, and see themon the road at the dates below -- including at Public Assembly on Jan 20 with Hannibal Montana, Noxious Foxes and Multitudes. Advance tickets are on sale.
Speaking of Colin Marston, the multi-instrumentalist will be at Saint Vitus on Saturday (1/5) as part of Dysrhythmia's appearance with Wreck & Reference, Soren and Planning for Burial. Tickets are still available.
photos by Jonathan McPhail
Dysrhythmia @ Public Assembly
Dysrhythmia finished their round of dates in celebration of Test of Submission in Brooklyn at Public Assembly on Saturday (11/17). They were joined by a rare appearance from Loincloth (who we profiled here) and NYC's STATS and Rivers of Nihil. Though the latter band leans more toward the death metal end of things, the other three made it clear to see that the night was dedicated to math-y technical metal in different variations. Pictures from the show are in this post.
Dysrhythmia will join Wreck & Reference (profiled here and here), Soren (of Rosenkopf, who played his debut show at WIERD) and Planning for Burial on January 5th at Saint Vitus. The show is a rare appearance for Wreck & Reference, who are are visiting from their native Bay Area. Tickets are on sale.
More pictures from Public Assembly, though unfortunately none of Rivers of Nihil (who we missed), below...
Wreck & Reference's No Youth art
Demo is an abbreviation for demonstration and Wreck & Reference's Black Cassette demo last year was a clear demonstration of intent - of what this California band was capable of. Now the band have created No Youth, a new LP that sits somewhere in the nether between gothic post-punk darkness, noise and ambient shadow, and epic metallic majesty with elements of black metal and hardcore, Wreck and Reference occupy a unique space on No Youth. Bauhaus-ian moments meet with Swans style dirge-and-purge and evolve into shoegaze-y black metal in a wholly cohesive manner; check out the wild trip for yourself. The album is available for pay-what-you-want-download and it is streaming in full below....
In the nether between no wave, shoegaze, and black metal sits Wreck and Reference, who are offering their new release Black Cassette for free download and a remastered version via physical forms on Flenser Records on November 28th. Stream the remastered version for the first time in its entirety below, and preorder your copy along with the new Panopticon at the Flenser Records site.
One listen to Black Cassette and you'll find it impressive to hear that the driving force behind the melodies is not a six-string, but rather triggered samples. The versatility allows for the band to conjure the guitar-like sounds in addition to layered-keyboard soundscapes that make Wreck and Reference so oddly compelling. Add in compressed and snappy drums that would have made J.Dilla reach for his SP-1200, and you have the blackened, pummeling gothic sound of this California crew. Fans of noisy-darkwave from Bauhaus to the roster of Sacred Bones should take note.
Stream all of "Black Cassette" below.