Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Recording: Freak Heat Waves

Artist: Freak Heat Waves

Song: unknown*

Recorded at Izakaya Sushi House, October 7, 2013.

Freak Heat Waves - unknown

Full review to follow. It's perhaps too easy to make fun of Victoria's Freak Heat Waves, what with their "black is what we wear cuz black is how we feel" sartorial choices, and for disappearing (more, as far as I can tell, than on their recordings) down the Ian Curtis gloom-vortex — one song even started with vocalist Steve Lind intoning "DES-PER-AYYY-SHUN". This runs the risk of shooting past being stoically mopey and right into self-parody. On the other hand, the rhythm section of Thomas Di Ninno and James Twiddy are so locked in against Lind's guitar that the music usually managed to trump the signifiers.

* Does anyone know the title to this one? Please leave a comment!

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