K-Holes, MMOSS, Josh Iden (DJ Set)
361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
Doors 8:00PM / Show 8:00PM
This event is 18 and over
Any number of bands cite 60's Texas psych as an influence, but rarely does a group actually capture what made those bands special. Following their debut EP also on Trouble In Mind, The Night Beats have expanded on the bedroom immediacy of their first recordings to create an LP that perfectly captures and modernizes the hallucinogenic and exhilaratingly demonic aura of bands like The 13th Floor Elevators and Golden Dawn. With blazing guitar work and a razor sharp rhythm section Danny Lee Blackwell and company mutate conventional chords & progressions into a mind-blowing sonic sprawl. The record reels you in with 2-3 minute pop songs like 'Ain't Dumbo' and 'Dial 666,' forging a landscape that then throws you into a chaotic journey of jams a'la 'Dewayne's Drone' and 'Little War in the Midwest' that bend and meander but never overstay their welcome.
members of Golden Triangle.
There's a sense of mystery moving throughout the music of Mmoss – a sense of something familiar perhaps surreptitiously altered, or of traveling a well-worn path only to arrive at a destination previously unknown.
It's a mystery not to be solved but rather a mystery to be enveloped by. On their debut album – the enigmatically titled "i," available on the cheap at the group's Bandcamp page – this mystery is evidenced best by spectral stunners like "And I Do Set My Bow In the Clouds" and it's immediate follow-up, "So Below" (which itself, less mysteriously, connects directly with the blink-and-you'll-miss-it opening tone-poem titled "As Above"), which accurately and appropriately adopts the seagull-squeal of "Echoes" before launching the listener into the macro and micro-cosmic stew of the album's second act, encountering flutes, Farfisa and fuzz along the way.