Sunday, September 28, 2008
SISTERS 1st Tape for Sale Page
Sisters Self-Titled [cassette tape] PS, US Brought to you by ultra-noiseniks A Place To Bury Strangers, who have started their own label to showcase the freaking sonics of their peers. What sort of audio megatonnage does the Loudest Band in NYC sign to their imprint? DBA describes it thusly: 2 NEW KIDS EX NEW SCHOOL PLAYING WICKED BAD ASS BREAK BEATS WITH GOOD HOOKS AND NOT MUCH HONKY TONK. MATT CONBOY AND AARON PFANNEBACKER KICK OUT 7 SONGS OF MINDBENDEDNESS. RECORDED BY OLIVER ACKERMANN AT DBA. DeathByAudio-001 CASS $6.00 Beginning in 2006 under the name "Surprise Stranger", Aaron Pfannebecker & Matt Conboy spontaneously gigged at random lofts, parties, and hallways unannounced. After changes names, they shyly took to small stages across America in 2007, including a SXSW appearance. They are two piece from Brooklyn, New York using keyboards shot through effect pedals, drum tracks through cassette players, live drums, guitars and vocals to create fragmented pop songs. Crooked guitar sounds and melody, keyboard pop mixed with a touch of noise in an attempt to break from traditional song structures is essentially what happens. Here's a review from the Glasgow site, Blues Bunny: "Apparently there is a music collective in Brooklyn, New York called Death by Music and they release some offbeat albums by the likes of this band, Sisters. In some ways, this album is like a history of nineties music with the ghosts of New Order and Husker Du getting exorcised once more. It is not the first time that these sprits have been raised from the dead but there is some strange kind of voodoo at work this time. These songs grab you and slap you around in a rather aggressive manner. Guitars get pumped well in overdrive. The drums teeter about on the edge of the precipice named out of control. That is perhaps the defining quality here. "Accolades", for example, starts pretty conventionally then just spawns a mosh pit out of nowhere. It's a big, brash sound and you can smell the sweat of a hundred guys slamming madly into each other. The post punk joys of "Street Cars" caused our ears to perk right up followed by an overwhelming urge to turn the volume up to the max and if you want to hear a guitar used as an offensive weapon then try "In The Mood". It's ragged, it isn't hi-fi but it is real. In fact, Bluesbunny doubts if these guys have ever seen a sequencer or a sampler and we'll happily take emotion over perfection any day. To further compound their madness, Sisters supplied the review copy as a cassette and a green cassette at that. A cassette seemed particularly appropriate. So did playing it loud. Available from Death by Audio Records." FOR SALE AT THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS BLOG!
Posted by Jimi Henderson at 10:15 AM