Gay Beast – “Disrobics ” – [Dnt Records]
Confident panic from this Minneapolonian 3-piece. After their
stellar split with Twin, I was ready for *TEN* times “Two
Borgs For Every Borg.” This vinyl full-length has a lot of
that same surprisingly catchy sound, despite its absolute
awkwardness, maybe like watching giraffes have sex? Oh and I
guess homosexual sex at that, although the politics of the
body here surface in song titles, they often get scrambled out
in the tweaked frequencies of singer/keyboardist Dan Luedtke’s
raygun auctioneer vox processor. Kinda reminds me of early
Quintron; Bulb label fans will click on this band, no dobut.
Anyways the tension alone of his singing style surely guides the
intentions of the lyrics. Angela Gerend on drums is a maniac,
her style is akin to crossing a freeway moving past the limit.
Guitarist Isaac Rotto reminds me of how inventive Deerhoof
can be in a not-so-showy way. Rotto drops a potluck of Jackscon
Pollock swaths and six-string spatters. Again you come back to
these songs and hear how well they work. Luedtke’s keys made
me think happily of Get Hustle. Very promising band that if
their palette expands will rule some serious underground air.
you heard it 25 times on kfjc! most recently:
12345 S. El Monte Road Los Altos Hills, California 94022
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