"The Guitars Is Code”
Tom: A few months back, Allan asked me to accompany him to a free outdoor show at Vassar to give him a hand with an interview he had secured with Alien8 pop sensations the Unicorns. Seeing that the Unicorns were preceded...
by Allan Mendoza
Toronto’s controller.controller’s reliance on a steady disco kick drum pulsing on top layers of gritty post-punk guitars makes it easy to assume they’re another New York band. However, lyrical clues from front woman Nirmala Basnayake on “Disco Blackout” make it clear that the band is...Beulah: The Final ShowThe story goes like this: In 1994, Miles Kurosky meets fellow mailroom worker Bill Swann in a downtown San Francisco securities firm. They initially harbor intense dislike for each other, but the need to leave the world of nine-to-five drudgery and create a body of...As the lead song on You Are Here, the second album from +/- (Plus Minus), “Ventriloquist” is practically a case study in gracefully executed furor. A savvy, fiery blend of house beats, burbling electronics, and driving electric guitar, its strength lies in its impeccable production. So effortlessly do the...