Monday, July 6, 2009

Battlehooch

Add Date: July 7

Artist: Battlehooch

Album: Piecechow

Label: Self-released

Genre: Rock, experimental

Comments: From the onesheet on this band from UC Santa Cruz: "[T]he band's early shows saw them playing... a raw blend of future prog, electronic compositions and raw '60s maximum R&B... Their debut LP, which was self-recorded and produced in their collective home, reflects their seemingly unending musical palette, equally drawing on Roxy Music glam, big band jazz harmony and noisy spazz freakouts of today's DIY scene. Piecechow careens through nine tracks that heap melody on melody, programmed beats on lo-fi drum loops, huge guitars on top of echoed flutes. The mix clatters with layers and ideas, then gelling into muscular climaxes that show the band's live prowess and cohesive vision."

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