Talk Normal, Religious To Damn, ATM

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Friday, June 22nd at Glasslands

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Time:8:30pm
Advance Price:$10
Ages:21+
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Talk Normal
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Formed in 2007, Brooklyn, New York, United States duo Talk Normal have already been compared to 19 . Indeed, the scratchy guitars of their debut mini-album Secret Cog evoke the mangled bursts of DNA's Arto Lindsay, and their spilling songs reach the structured abstraction of No Wave's most unclassifiable group, Ut.

A lot of other rock history comes into play. The clipped tension that connects Sonic Youth, Pylon and Erase Errata comes through in the chiming chords and sharp rhythms of "Eureka" and "Lemonade". Unlike with those groups, there's not much to dance to here. Their grinding, ghostly music lurches more than it swings and churns more that it grooves. But guitarist Sarah Register and drummer Andrya Ambro continually build tension, imbuing cacophonous climaxes and quiet interludes with equal momentum.

Ultimately, Talk Normal belong to the Brooklyn Noise-rock circle inhabited by groups like Mouthus, Religious Knives and Sightings. The latter's Richard Hoffman plays bass on standout track "33", trading call and response notes with Ambro, then spitting out a signature bass loop under rolling drums and disembodied moans. Despite its taut energy, the piece has a spaciou [Read more]
Formed in 2007, Brooklyn, New York, United States duo Talk Normal have already been compared to 19 . Indeed, the scratchy guitars of their debut mini-album Secret Cog evoke the mangled bursts of DNA's Arto Lindsay, and their spilling songs reach the structured abstraction of No Wave's most unclassifiable group, Ut.

A lot of other rock history comes into play. The clipped tension that connects Sonic Youth, Pylon and Erase Errata comes through in the chiming chords and sharp rhythms of "Eureka" and "Lemonade". Unlike with those groups, there's not much to dance to here. Their grinding, ghostly music lurches more than it swings and churns more that it grooves. But guitarist Sarah Register and drummer Andrya Ambro continually build tension, imbuing cacophonous climaxes and quiet interludes with equal momentum.

Ultimately, Talk Normal belong to the Brooklyn Noise-rock circle inhabited by groups like Mouthus, Religious Knives and Sightings. The latter's Richard Hoffman plays bass on standout track "33", trading call and response notes with Ambro, then spitting out a signature bass loop under rolling drums and disembodied moans. Despite its taut energy, the piece has a spacious, soothing quality, suggesting that Register and Ambro might eventually explore more openly melodic territory. But hopefully the duo won't lose the devotion to hypnotic repetition that makes Secret Cog worth returning to.

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Religious To Damn
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Religious to Damn is a five-piece Afghan-American / band from Brooklyn, New York, United States.

Zohra Atash's brainchild, Religious to Damn, is that rarest of jewels - sophisticated gypsy rock and roll that's tender and aggressive, elegant and raw all in the same melodic burst. From the post-punk dancefloor to those psychedelic distant, dreamy places where dim fires illuminate the nighttime, the universe Atash creates is at times expansive, at times intimate, and always compelling.

It's not really about religion so much as a disposition. The span between the flames and the transcendence.

The original lineup :

Zohra Atash
Josh Strawn
Charlie Schmid
Allegra Mathew
Lisa La

http://www.religioustodamn.com

User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL [Read more]
Religious to Damn is a five-piece Afghan-American / band from Brooklyn, New York, United States.

Zohra Atash's brainchild, Religious to Damn, is that rarest of jewels - sophisticated gypsy rock and roll that's tender and aggressive, elegant and raw all in the same melodic burst. From the post-punk dancefloor to those psychedelic distant, dreamy places where dim fires illuminate the nighttime, the universe Atash creates is at times expansive, at times intimate, and always compelling.

It's not really about religion so much as a disposition. The span between the flames and the transcendence.

The original lineup :

Zohra Atash
Josh Strawn
Charlie Schmid
Allegra Mathew
Lisa La

http://www.religioustodamn.com

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