Hey guys! I haven't posted here in quite some time--sorry! Even though we haven't posted in awhile, we have been quite busy. Since we have a new practice space, we've been hard at work making new songs for you. Did you see the latest demo we posted on our soundcloud? Check it out

Also, we finally posted a live video from our last show (the one with little, Big at Otto's Shrunken Head). It's for the as of yet unreleased song, FUTURESHOCK, which we are currently recording.


Sorry, our video camera ran out of batteries at the beginning of the song, so we had to use some footage from the rest of the set in the beginning... Anyway, I hope you enjoy it!

Finally, we have a new show coming up in just a couple weeks. We are playing with Vows and little, Big at The Cake Shop on Monday, June 24th. Maybe there will be a fourth mystery band too? I'll let you know for sure!


Rehearsal News: Saw Wave sings

Rehearsal has been tough lately. Tree Wave can't play the syncopated rhythm in "Turn My Brain Off".

Saw Wave suggests that Tree sing along with the melody as she plays it. This is his demonstration:



Love and feelings at the Cameo show

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!
Hey everybody!

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.


Backlights & Math the Band played totally different types of music at Glasslands Gallery

A review of the PopGun show on January 4th, 2013
by TREE WAVE (in normal) and PULSE WAVE (in highlight)

Relevant links!

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.

Backlights' new bassist in a moment of calm