Sunday, April 15, 2018

Recording: Tough Age

Artist: Tough Age

Song: Unclean

Recorded at The Garrison (Wavelength Winter Festival 18 – Night 2), February 17, 2018.

Tough Age - Unclean

This year's Wavelength birthday celebration was more restrained than usual, sticking to one venue for three nights and having no extra daytime activities. That left the work to transforming the events to something more than just a "regular" night at a show to scene-setters like General Chaos and Roxanne Ignatius.

Night 2 was the "rock" night, with electronics giving ways to amps and drumkits. Instead of flashy solos, Tough Age draw the crowd in with their infinitely-scalable speedfreak jangle. This tune is a good example of how drummer Jesse Locke can goose the tempo that you might hear on a song's recording but still stay locked-in like a metronome.

[The next Wavelength Festival is already on the distant horizon, with Camp Wavelength once more contained to the mainland and landing at Garrison Common on August 18th and 19th. Meanwhile, the next few monthly shows, co-productions (as well as a cool Toronto Post-Punk in the Early ‘80s Music Talk) are all announced.]

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