no denying that SXSW is a rock festival, what with all the gee-tars
and it being in Texas and all. But as is the path of most things music
related nowadays, a shift towards electronic soundscapes is palpable.
Your favorite blogs are starting to review 12-inches. The staunchest of
traditional rock clubs are hosting dance nights.
FANTASY was my favorite new act to emerge from 2010. In a year where
more music was slathered in lo-fi gloss than not, their brand of
retro-sheen shone the brightest. Delicately sourced vocal samples, giddy
synths, and basement bass defined 7am, their silly good debut LP.
It's not hard to imagine them sitting around a laptop, chopping and
warping their tracks until they sound worn.
Holy hell what a dance party lined up tonight at Great Scott, the Allston venue that's been stacking its dance party deck lately by promoting pansexual drag night Don't Ask Don't Tell from sister club O'Brien's and giving a home to the Common Ground's recently orphaned Videodrome Discotheque. While the dreamy electronic sounds of TEENGIRL FANTASY and Thunderdome-approved dark EBM-techno of GATEKEEPER are enough to strobe up a drab Wednesday in July, the always-on-point Make It New crew of Middlesex Lounge are also presenting us a taste of Denver's PICTUREPLANE