Album Review

Gay Beast – “Disrobics ” – [Dnt Records]

Thurston Hunger   7/29/2008   12-inch, A Library

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.

-Thurston Hunger

you heard it 25 times on kfjc! most recently:
Icky Rot says

Hey, belated thanks for this review! If anyone's interested, we're playing a couple times in the LA vicinity this Summer '10:

Wed July 7th ??? Isla Vista, CA: @ Biko Co-op
Thu July 8th ??? Palm Springs, CA: @ Tangerine Treehouse
Fri July 9th ??? Los Angeles, CA: @ Pehrspace w/ XBXRX

The rest of our tour dates & other news can be found at http://www.myspace.com/gaybeast

Hope to see you there! - GB


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