Three bands on Thursday 3/5!
Three stellar bands play Cobra on Thursday March 5th! Doors at 9pm.
Brooklyn’s Dead Leaf Echo is an music/art collective that released their debut LP “Thought and Language” in 2013. The album had clear 4AD influences as it was mixed by John Fryer (Lush, NIN, Depeche Mode) with artwork by the label’s legendary designer V23′s Vaughan Oliver (Pixies, Bauhaus). Their latest EP “true.deep.sleeper” released in 2014 saw them working with Monte Vallier (Weekend, Wax Idols) Previous tours and SXSW bills included The Wedding Present, A Place to Bury Strangers & Trail Of the Dead. They festivaled in 2011 with the Psychedelic Furs as well as played sold out shows in 2010 opening for the reunited Chapterhouse and Ulrich Schnauss.
With little more than a fuzzed out bass turned way up, a tall guy sitting behind an old Vistalite drum kit, and a tiny yet towering female vocal, Boom Said Thunder took stage for the first time at P.A.’s Lounge in Somerville, MA on a soggy February night in 2012. Bombastic rock followed.
Over time, the general makeup of the self-proclaimed minimalist fuzz rockers hasn’t changed all that much. Abby dyed her hair blonde, black, violet, then blue-ish black. Will grew his locks long then short then long again. John’s beard is the same as it ever was. And the songs they write continue to reflect the welding of their three distinct personalities. They just live in Brooklyn now.
Described as “pure ear candy,” the EP starts off with “Jumprope” which quickly introduces what Gingerlys are all about — songs filled with fuzzy guitars, dreampop melodies, guitar hooks galore and Maria’s soft sultry vocals. The second track “Summer Cramps” switches from dreamy to jangly, a summer pop anthem that is insanely catchy. The B-side opens with the head-rush breakneck speed of “Better Hearts” and closes with the delightful Felt-ish guitars of “Set You Off”.