Monday, February 18, 2008

Tonight: Holy Fuck at the Triple Rock

Download: Holy Fuck - "Lovely Allen"
Download: A Place To Bury Strangers - "To Fix The Gash In Your Head"

Holy Fuck are a lo-fi electronica collective hailing from Toronto who are renowned for making their unique noises and soundscapes with live instrumentation. In other words, they don’t use any computers or digital techniques — looping, sampling, etc. — to form the basis of their electronic sounds. In fact, the band motto is "find something from the trash...and plug it in." LP, which came out last year, is their second release and continues the same hypnotic clang-and-clatter of their self-titled debut. The group also shows signs of maturation with a song called "Lovely Allen", (posted above) an instrumental with a beautifully minimalist keyboard line and a raging undercurrent of distortion, feedback and pulsating bleeps. Holy Fuck’s not-so-secret weapon is having two drummers, which is an instrumental choice that’ll undoubtedly have many ears bleeding once the band begins their visceral live show. Theirs is a show that will undoubtedly have you screaming...well, you know.

Speaking of ear-shattering volume, New York-based A Place To Bury Strangers has received many accolades for being one of the world's loudest bands. Mining the same Factory Records framework as many other groups from New York while adding the louder than bombs guitar work of shoegazer bands like My Bloody Valentine and Ride, the trio garnered many favorable notices for last year's self-titled debut album. Songs like "To Fix The Gash In Your Head" and "I Know I'll See You" start with the cold minimalism of Martin Hannett (particularly in the drums) but then add a wall-of-fuzz afterglow which helps give the songs some degree of humanity.

Show is at the Triple Rock Social Club and is 21+. Doors are 9.

Buy $15 tickets here

Holy Fuck MySpace Page
A Place To Bury Strangers MySpace Page

(Jonathan Graef)

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Blogger Matt said...

Holy Fuck fucking rocks live.

9:13 PM  

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