Saturday, July 16, 2011

Disappears

I don't know if I've mentioned how excited I am about an upcoming show, Monday after next, at the Iron Horse. Psychic Paramount whose II is, so far, my #2 for the year (ah, the power of auto-suggestion!), is playing that night...as you might remember, Psychic Paramount is a couple of guys from Laddio Bollocko who play blur-speed, loud, feedback-bent instrumental music that sounds like the sheer rush of adrenaline you might get in a fire fight in an open air plane or in the jungle when a tiger is about to jump on you.

Okay, that's the opener, what about this band Disappears, which also appears on the bill? What the hell is their story? I wonder. And being a naturally curious, google-equipped sort of person, I go to find out.

Disappears, out of Chicago, inhabits the same guitar-driven, post-rock slice of the universe as Psychic Paramount, though tending more to the Kraut-rocking end of things and incorporating some vocals. Steve Shelley has been closely aligned with the band for a while...he is now the drummer, and he has done some recording/engineering work for them. (His presence maybe explains what they're doing in Northampton, along with Psychic Paramount...thanks Steve!)

Disappears' Brian Case did one of those Listed features for Dusted a while ago.

I got a DL of their latest Guider from someone who wanted me to review a Philly show (I'm not sure how you say, "I don't live in Philly" so that people understand it; the straightforward way (i.e. "I don't live in Philly.") doesn't seem to work. But anyway, the record, which came out on Kranky late last year, is pretty awesome. I was already pretty hotly anticipating this show...now even a little more.

Here's the obligatory not-really-a-video of "Guider"

9 comments:

Tongue said...

waaay of topic i know... finally got to get the pleasure of listening to "Skull Orchard Revisited"... thank you for making me hunt it down!!!... as always... now i HAVE to look at this post...

Tongue said...

oh yes, that!... sorry, a little drunk... XXX

jenniferpkelly said...

Yes, it's good...you got the new one with the Welsh male choir?

Bendle finally got back to me. I think we might talk tomorrow. Sorry it's taken so long.

Tongue said...

yeah, with the choir, did you get the book also?

no rush on anything, just thanks for doing it...

Jean-Luc Garbo said...

Over at Pitchfork today(pitchfork.com/features/staff-lists/8008-overlooked-records-2011/2/), Tom Breiham has Psychic Paramount listed as one of the recommended overlooked records of the year.

jenniferpkelly said...

Well, great, but too bad Pitchfork overlooked it in the first place.

Jean-Luc Garbo said...

Marc Masters reviewed it for them awhile ago, but now they're giving it a second push. I hope it works! And I see that I wrote Breiham; it should be Breihan instead.

jenniferpkelly said...

well, considering some of the shite they've tipped as best new music...it's good that they finally caught on to this.

Breihan didn't care for the Sole album much.

jenniferpkelly said...

Disappears and Psychic Paramount cancelled, so I'm not going.