Oh! I realized that was WFMU / Free Music Archive volunteer Austin's band, and -- to answer Kurt's question (which I get the sense had already been answered by the end of the Sediment Club's Cake Shop set) -- Yes, they know their shit from James Chance to James Brown, everything under the Sun Ra. I found this out first-hand because Austin spent much of last summer digitizing WFMU live sessions for the FMA by the likes of The Magic Carpathians, Hat City Intuitive, and Alan Vega. On top of that, his parents played in groups like the Bush Tetras and the Voidoids, so they probably have some of the coolest record collections around. And the entire Sediment Club was excited to perform in the same WFMU live room that had recently played host to The Damned and Chrome Cranks (who Sediment Club member Amina cited as one of her favorite bands of all time!).
The Sediment Club meld their wide-raning influences into something original and great in its own right. The group features Austin on guitar and vocals, Lazar on bass and accompanying vox, Jack on drums, and Amina on synth. They played ten originals plus covers of Pere Ubu/Rocket From The Tombs (Life Stinks mp3) and The Residents (Hello Skinny mp3). Download 'em here or listen in-context from the WFMU streaming archive.
All 10 Sediment Club originals are here on the FMA, and I decided to post this after hearing Panic Fun Berlin (mp3) on Brian Turner's show yesterday. Some of the songs had already been recorded, and will hopefully see an official release in the near future. Others were brand new, including and Derail Clean Slate God (mp3), on which Austin trades his skronk guitar for a contact-mic'ed hand saw run through a delay pedal.
Sediment Club is playing August 29th at Brooklyn's Market Hotel. Details here on their myspace, along with streaming audio from their forthcoming studio recording...