It would be impossible for me to talk about this band, San Francisco electro-funk quartet, Birds & Batteries, without employing the same list of ever-tapped comparables: Kraftwerk, Talking Heads, Devo... etc. I will say though that Birds & Batteries take the CBGB art band formula and apply some second wave D.C. hardcore aesthetics, creating an emo synth pop hybrid that sounds noir-ish, clean and accessible.
"The Villain" is taken from their new EP, Up To No Good, which comes out in November.
Letters From A Tapehead
For my first proper review of 2018, I focused on In A Poem Unlimited , the latest album by U.S. Girls . You can check it out at No Ripcord ...
As a manifesto for change, there's something interestingly similar to Charlie Haden 's Liberation Music Orchestra I hear with &quo...
Boston area label, I Heart Noise , will be reissuing Tommy Bell , a highly obscure indie rock album from Boston's own, Turkish Deligh...