Fitting with the lap steel licks and country undercurrent of the latest from El Sportivo & the Blooz, the cinematic interpretation of "Waking World" is a four-minute modern Western that takes on a magically surreal twist at the end.
Punk, noise, straight-up loud: some blunt adjectives have been put to work trying to peg down the genre Metz belongs to, but as long as the description is remotely on the ball when it comes to putting their sound into words, the Toronto quartet's content.
"I just try to do honest work that feels right with the band, and honest work that feels right when I work alone," Paul Banks says, discussing the differences in creative process between his Interpol days and his independent work before sound-check at a Chicago rock club.
Between the Presidential election and Hurricane Sandy, New York City is having a tough go of it when it comes to keeping a date with The Luyas. As the Montreal rockers prepared for their upcoming tour behind their recently released third album, The Animator, they took a second look at their American dates and noticed that they had a show scheduled on election night.
Solid Gold—a.k.a. Zach Coulter, Adam Hurlbut and Matt Locher—moved from Madison, WI to Minneapolis before recording its first full-length album, 2008's Bodies of Water. Though they formed in 2002, Solid Gold counts Bodies of Water and Eat Your Young, out today, as the only LPs to its name.