New Desa; Albertson/Noecker from the Liars days; New Lungs vid; gun feedback; Brigadiers, Gordon, Klemmensen, Pleasure Adapter tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , , , — @ 1:55 pm February 7, 2013

by Tim McMahan,

Yesterday Desaparecidos announced a new two-song double-A single, “Anonymous” b/w “Left is Right.” You can listen to a stream of the songs below, then order your copy of the limited edition 7-inch from ($5 for the mp3, $10 for the vinyl). Brutal, anthemic rock, not sure I’d call it punk, though the themes touch on revolution, which is an old punk theme. “Anonymous,” the harder-edged of the two, reminded me of early Strike Anywhere, another band around at the time Desa first came on the scene. Check it out below.

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The press release announcing the new Liars video for “WIXIW” reminded me of a Netflix moment I had over the weekend. Going through the queue, I watched “Kill Your Idols,” a 2004 documentary that looks at the New York City No Wave movement of the ’70s and early ’80s and includes interviews with Lydia Lunch, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, DNA’s Arto Lindsay, Swans, Glenn Branca, Sonic Youth and others.

It then kind of compares it to the so-called NYC No Wave scene of 2004, with interview with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Black Dice and, to my surprise, Liars. There on the screen were Liars’ Pat Noecker (ex-Opium Taylor, These Are Powers, RAFT) and Ron Albertson (ex-Mercy Rule, Ron Wax), along with Aaron Hemphill and Angus Andrew. The film was made before Pat and Ron left the band under circumstances that are still unexplained (to me at least). Still, it’s interesting to see those two briefly talk about the band and moving from Lincoln to the big city. The film concludes with the older artists, including Lunch, lambasting the new kids on the block. Actually, I’m not quite sure who they were targeting. As a whole, the documentary kind of sucked… but worth it if you have Netflix and 90 minutes to kill…

Here’s that new Liars video. I lost interest in this band after Pat and Ron left and it turned into something else.

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Speaking of videos, here’s the new Love Drunk video of New Lungs performing “New Lungs” at the New BLK. New Lungs have a self-released EP coming out Feb. 9 called You’re Not Gonna Recognize Me that is being celebrated at a release show this Saturday at O’Leaver’s. Be there.

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This week’s column focuses on feedback I got from that gun control column I wrote a few weeks ago. One guy wasn’t too pleased, as you’ll read. It’s in this week’s issue of The Reader or online right here.

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At Slowdown Jr. tonight there’s a benefit for Gary Kurtz. I don’t know who Gary is, but he has some super-talented friends who will be performing to help raise money for his battle with cancer. Among them: The Brigadiers, Video Ranger and Gordon. $8, 7 p.m. start time. More info here.

There’s also a couple hot shows going on tonight in Benson.

Over at The Sydney John Klemmensen and the Party headline with The Love Technicians. Opening are performances by Reagan Roeder, Aly Peeler, Jeremy Mercy, Jon Jerry and John Larsen. 8:30 start time. No idea on cost.

Meanwhile, over at The Barley Street Tavern, Pleasure Adapter headlines with Millions of Boys and Dads. $5, 9 p.m.

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