Sic Alps + Slim Twig + US Girls
SIC ALPS (http://www.sicalps.com/)
West coast garage rock weirdos Sic Alps make their first appearance in Toronto touring behind their new record out of Drag City. 60's garage psych vibes, hazy vocals, over lo-fi guitar fuzz, spilling out of swirling feedback. Thundering drums & clattering cymbals fight for space with guitar riffage blistering amidst the swell of amps. lo-fi junkyard rockers keep moving forward. Don't miss this!
SLIM TWIG (http://slimtwig.bandcamp.com/)
Toronto freak rocker Slim Twig gets in the zone after the release of his new LP on Paper Bag Records. Sounding like The Doors if they all lived in a haunted house & instead of dying, Jim Morrison just relaxed for a minute & maybe took up a career as a private eye to help pay for all the black lights. Synth lines & tape fuzz jump over a no bullshit rhythm section as guitar licks with just the right amount of reverb, click & snap in & out of place. Twig's voice, as malleable as ever, goes from a hard edged grind to crooning joy. Backed by members of Zacht Automaat, Broken Tree Fort & more, nothing but the cream of the crust.
US GIRLS (http://usgirls.bandcamp.com/)
Avant soul-drone anti-diva continues to push the boundaries, debuting her full band for this show featuring members of Zacht Automaat, Tropics & Broken Tree Fort! Vocal loops float & bounce off each other, creating thin layers of texture beneath the genuine artifact. Like lost soul garage recordings matched up with modern synth drone tendencies and an ear for pop sensibility. Her voice mingles with soaring synth tones and the buzz of feedback bringing a nostalgic comfort and definitive cohesiveness to US Girls. Come on time for this freak soul explosion.
$10 Adv. from Rotate This & Soundscapes