On this week’s podcast it might get loud when we review new albums from rock and roll powerhouses Screaming Females and “New York’s loudest band” A Place To Bury Strangers. Plus!! Kevin, Paul and Patrick discuss the pros and cons of the secondary ticket market, reveal why no matter how you slice it stealing gas to do your tour DIY style is some really big BS, and then take a moment to reflect on this week’s announcement that Condè Nast has named our home Washington, DC the number one city for music lovers in America! Time to turn it up, it’s Episode 104 of ChunkyGlasses: The Podcast!
Eardrum cracking missives from the midnight hour on WHLL, the ONLY station that broadcasts to the second AND fifth circle of the greater Helltropolitan area; Joy Division by way of Ministry (or possibly Ministry by way of Joy Division); Jesus and Mary Chain on ‘roids.
Why You Should Care:
We first encountered NYC’s A Place To Bury Strangers back in 2012 opening for the Joy Formidable we saw a decidedly less aggressive but considerably more innovative take on industrial shoegaze, and at that time the only appropriate response was “HO-LEE-SHIT!” Smoke machines, glaring lights and a speaker cabinet set center stage where a front man would all but scream “strap in motherfuckers” and if you didn’t, it’s not clear how you survived that pummeling assault of sight, sound, and aggressively sophisticated rock and roll.
We've got some good stuff for you this week, including new tracks from the likes of Dirty Projectors, Patrick Watson, and A Place To Bury Strangers. But enough gabbing, let's get to it!
PATRICK WATSON - "Into Giants"
Well, we came for the RAWK show and the RAWK show was what we got. Last Monday the 9:30 Club sported a knockout triple bill of The Joy Formidable with A Place To Bury Strangers and Exitmusic supporting. We’re big fans of Exitmusic here at the site, and going in, that was the band we were most excited to see, but walking out I can’t say that they were the clear winners in this RAWK off.
Exitmusic proved that their moody electro tidal wave of sound continues to get bigger. I first caught this duo last year when they opened for Phantogram at The Black Cat and my opinion then was that the room was just too small. That and that the duo needed a little more...something. An extra kick. The music was great to be sure, but their stage presence left me feeling like there was some unrealized potential there.