If you were really into that new Sigur Rós
track we talked
about last week, and you like tranquilizers and androgynous vocals, you might find this band from Calgary interesting.
is kind of an interesting aesthetic. It brings to mind words like "fragile" and "beautiful," as well as "pulsating" and certainly "weird." The kicker is the vocals; these guys are continually crooning in a falsetto that is kind of both intriguing and unsettling. Many songs are slow and sinking with clear instrumental sedation. Then the sound changes, and the music sounds a bit like "Gobbledigook," as rhythmic, tribal drum beats erupt and groove. Then the sound retreats again, and starts to sound like a Death Cab For Cutie
side project where Ben lets Foals
do the final mix (or something). Overall a pretty eclectic sound while still being cohesive.
The band is pretty under the radar as of right now, but it seems like big things could be on the horizon. After all, they just opened for Battles
and will play with Deerhunter
later this month (albeit in their hometown in Alberta). Their debut album is in the works and ready for a late July release, so keep an ear out. -joe puglisi
Azeda Booth Dates
6/15 - Emmedia w/ WOMEN - Calgary, Alberta
6/21 - Olympic Plaza w/ NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL & CONSONANT C - Calgary, Alberta
6/26 - Sled Island w/ DEERHUNTER - Calgary, Alberta
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