A belated recap of the Cameo Gallery show on January 19th, 2013
by PULSE WAVE (in normal) and TREE WAVE (in highlight)
Magical flyer by Little, Big!
Doesn't it seem like yesterday that we were debuting our no-sequencer-synthpunk-4-piece at Cameo Gallery? Sure was awesome, right?! Not only that, but Chuck of Little, Big got a year older and Uncle Monsterface wowed us all with some wicked rock n roll accompanied by sock puppets! Thanks everyone who made it out!
If you missed it, here's a little recap of some crucial moments.
I got to the show late & missed the first band, Teen Commandments (which Pulse says was pretty good, people were even dancing).
Yeah they were pretty rad. I'm excited to see some kind of resurgence of 80's inspired dramatic pop. Teen Commandments lacked that DFA Records detachment that was all the rage (and still is if Holy Ghost is any indication). That's not to sound critical of those bands, it's just that what Teen Commandments is doing is different from that. There's a dramatic flair at work in Teen Commandments work that that is reminiscent of all those 80's queer bait one hit wonders. Think Spandau Ballet or Alphaville. The inclusion of some very Johnny Marr guitars also really works in the band's favor. Smiths style drama being not that far removed from Tears for Fears' The Hurting when you get right down to it...The whole set was just very dramatic and earnest! Of course I love synths because they are so detached but I certainly applaud Teen Commandments for being so very lacking in the kind of irony that I couldn't possibly keep out of my own music.
The second band was Backlights (formerly known as 'The Backlights'). They were great, as usual. Pulse describes their music as 'soft rock'. I think everyone else calls it 'dreamy pop'. They have a new bassist who is pretty intense.
こんにちは！お久しぶりだね！How is everyone? Sorry we haven't done anything since
our debut shows. But we do have some awesome news. We have a new
member! I would like to introduce to you: Saw Wave on bass synth!
Wave is a vegan. Which we don't support. However, because he is a
vegan, that also means that he is (No, I'm not going to say
malnourished, but that's what you thought I would say, right?) super
judgmental, which is something we here at ATTACK.WAV camp can certainly
get behind. Now that Mr. Saw has joined us in our cartoon conquest, we
spend many hours debating not only the inherent cruelty of ice cream
production, but also whether or not soy ice cream tastes as good as the
real thing. For the record, and before Saw Wave has a chance to read
this, I would like to point out that the ONLY way one might think soy is
just as good as dairy is if they have long ago forgotten what salted
caramel ice cream really tastes like.
Saw Wave has many amazing qualities. Besides being our rad new band
mate, he is also the author of MikeyPod, a bi-monthly music podcast that
covers all genres of music. Unlike me, Saw Wave has very eclectic
tastes, and everyone should follow him so they can learn about all sorts
of cool music! Before Saw joined us, you may remember he featured ATTACK.WAV on his podcast!
It was really cool even though I was really nervous and said um, like,
um, so many, like, times that you would have like thought I was a cast
member of, like, um, My So-Called Life, or whatever.
get stoked everyone, we will be playing more shows very soon and things
are definitely gonna sound awesome with our new member! We will
finally be ditching our computer and playing absolutely EVERYthing 100%
live! I'm really excited for everyone to see it!!
Hey wanna go to NYCPOPFEST? Woodie's* going to be there, on the drums with Comet Gain! All the way from the UK!
You should especially go if you like indie pop & live in Brooklyn. Maybe you have tickets already and this is all old news to you. I don't know. I'm just blogging. Whatever. Here are some links. [show details & tickets] [NYCPOPFEST]
*Woodie from Milou Studios who has excellent ears & mixes our songs!