Archive for January, 2011

the Feast

Via the AV Club….

EVENT
The Record Low
Also Playing: Sissy Mena and Stephen Paul Smoker
SUBTERRANEAN
2011 W NORTH AVE
773-278-6600
sat jan 8 10:30 pm
21+
$8
Purchase Tickets

The Record Low probably knows where to get some good shit. On its latest record, Away From Us, the trio’s so fuzzed and blissed out that its members are either on expensive heroin or stumbling out of some weekend-long orgy, fully satiated. Listening to tracks like “Air Jordan” and “The Twin Lakes,” listeners might be hard-pressed to just say no. If shoegaze ever restored the pair My Bloody Valentine had, stopped giving a fuck about how arty it seemed, and just concerned itself with rocking instead, it would sound a hell of a lot like Sissy Mena. Pulsating with fuzz while also floating with gorgeous angular melodies, the energetic local trio manages to inject surf-rock levels of reverb into its washes of distortion without ever sounding overly busy or contrived.