Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Viva L'American Death Ray Music

Four songs. Might as well be four bands. Still no idea exactly what VLADR actually is, but I like some of it a whole lot. (I like the first track, the one that sounds like the Fall, really excessively.)

I reviewed the EP Behold! A Pale Horse for Dusted, and it went up today.
Guessing the shape of Viva L’American Death Ray Music, too, requires a certain amount of mental flexibility. The Memphis trio — Nicholas Ray of (Limes, Golden Triangle and ‘68 Comeback) leads on guitar and voice, while Harlan T. Bobo plays bass and Jeffrey Bouck (Lithops, Polyphonic Spree) plays drums — refuses to be boxed into a category. In fact, they range so far over the range of possible sounds that it may require a larger sample to get any sort of handle on who they are.

Here they are at Goner Fest

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