As we continue to tweak WFMU's emerging social music website The Free Music Archive, we've just been informed that Catatonic Youth disbanded this weekend and canceled all future shows, including Saturday's Free Music Archive launch party. With this bummer news comes the awesome news that Sightings has been added to the bill.
Over the last decade the Hoffman/Lockie/Morgan trio has become one of thee live bands to see in NYC, taking cues from
everything from early Neubauten to Japanese blowout psychedelia to
cave-dwelling dub and even minimal house, all contained within a traditional guitar/bass/drums format. Sightings channel
it all via noisy, organic rock with weirdly structured songs developed
through a keen and alien vocabulary that constant playing and recording
has developed to today's state of the band. Five years ago people first started to talk about them reaching new
peaks, but they've only kept adding fuel to the fire and are really are
destroying more every show.
This is music best heard live. Sightings damn near blew my mind opening for The Dead C last year at The Bowery Ballroom, and I'm looking forward to hearing them through The Bell House's excellent sound system.
Every band will be getting a full sound check, and don't forget that we're broadcasting live starting at 8pm ET! We're also recording multi-tracks, and high-quality live recordings from this show will be just a handful of thousands of free, legal mp3's you'll soon be able to download from FreeMusicArchive.org.
7pm DJ set from WFMU Music Director Brian Turner
8pm Pink Skull (Philadelphia Kraut-House, RVNG Intl.)
listen: Pink Skull - Unicorn Harpoon (mp3) from Zeppelin 3 (Free News Projects 2008)
9pm Sightings (NYC kinetic noise-rock)
listen: Sightings - Perforated (mp3) from Through The Panama (Load Records 2007) co-produced/engineered by Andrew W.K.
10pm Excepter (Brooklyn electronic-improv)
listen: Excepter - Kill People (mp3) from Debt Dept (Paw Tracks 2008)
11pm Thee Oh Sees (Johnny Dwyer's newest shit from San Francisco, w/ a new album on In The Red Records)
listen: Thee Oh Sees - The Freak Was Clean (mp3) from the oop Peanut Butter Oven 12'' EP (Awesome Vistas 2008)