Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Deepsea Goes/The Yummy Fur

Oraoneiroi came out last August, and the Deepsea Goes have got a show coming up tomorrow night at Pehrspace. Hurrah!

They sound nothing like their claimed influences – you'd be hard-pressed to find any My Bloody Valentine in there, though if all other reviews written are going off the band's Blogger-listed interests, I suppose it should be noted that one would be hard-pressed to pick up on the vibe of Dirty Dancing, as well. There's a good lot of sloppy vocal thrash in the ultra-masculine style of Matt Korvette (Pissed Jeans), particularly on tracks like “There is No Space,” and some sloppy, thrashed-up guitar on tracks like “There is No Elevator.” Actually, come to think of it, there's some sloppy, thrashed-up guitar all throughout. How nice, for consistency's sake.

Their lyrics aren't poetry much, but what holds them together well is their minimalism; this brother-sister duo are a vicious pair, and things really pick up on this record at “There is No Home,” balls-out punk rock, though “There is No Stop” is a highlight for its constant crash and – among the rubble of feedback – conscious melody, which disappears into a wall of noise and then transitions back in by the album's next track. That same guitar keeps barreling through during “There is No Start,” but “There is No Light,” a mere track forward, is pure sludge. They're not missing a damn thing. Good stuff for fans of Pissed Jeans and the A Frames (yum, the noisy side of Sub Pop!).

The Deepsea Goes – Oraoneiroi (stream for free, or download for as low as five bucks)


The Yummy Fur plays the Echo tonight at 10pm! From the Echo's website:

Scottish cult legends, THE YUMMY FUR, featuring members of FRANZ FERDINAND and THE 1990S, play their first and only-ever LA show to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of their demise! (And to prepare for the reissue of their entire back catalogue by the fine What’s Your Rupture? label this spring!) This is one of only five shows the band are doing in the U.S., and their first shows in well over a decade.

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