There's a devil inside Jinsen Liu, and for once we're not talking about Jagermeister. The 28 DEGREES TAURUS guitarist/vocalist, kickstarter of the DEEP HEAVEN NOW parties, and man banned from most clubs around Boston today posted his band's Satantic EP, Ecstatic Black Static, available for free download via Bandcamp
Yeah yeah, there's a hundred billion things going on this weekend, but there are just about a hundred billion bands playing the second Deep Heaven Now festival, which begins tonight at PAs Lounge and Precinct in Somerville and ends in a smoldering heap of psych rock early Sunday morning. Personally, I'm geeked way the fuck out on seeing the Vandelles (a personal fave), Night Fruit, Screen Vinyl Image and the reformed and as-of-press-time-still-not-yet-cancelled December Sound, which might experience a bit of a local resurgence now that brainchild Zach Sarzana has moved back to Boston from New York (oh, they always do, don’t they?).
Even in the past decade of ambitious musical mash-ups, disco and shoegaze were genres that rarely crossed paths. After all, it’s hard to dance to a sonic wall of reverb. But local trio 28 Degrees Taurus have injected a bit of disco strut into their trademark sound of traditional Asian folk melodies and ambient noise-rock.