Sunday, 22 September 2013

Disappears - Power

Single review by kev@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk


Chicago experimental rock band Disappears have been in existence for five years now. After a year of writing, gelling and generally becoming a band, they released their first album. Since that point they've released one LP a year, the last of which was 2012's 'Pre Language' which featured Steve Shelley from Sonic Youth on drumming duties. You can check out 'Replicate' from that album here. This year is no different and they've recently brought us their "annual report" in the form of fourth album 'Era'.

Single 'Power' shows them maintaining their taste for avoiding the sounds that so many other bands create, and they form their own kind of post-punk which is solid as a rock and would probably survive a mighty earthquake without even cracking. The repetitive bass is almost like the engine that drives the song, combined with a sturdy beat it becomes no pushover. Vocally too this is robust; strong but not heavy, it's alt-rock as opposed to hard-rock and will be (literally) music to the ears of anyone who wonders what sort of stuff Factory Records might be putting out were they around today.



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Catch them live:

FRI OCT 18, COLUMBUS OH, DOUBLE HAPPINESS
SAT OCT 19, BALTIMORE MD, THE OTTOBAR
SUN OCT 20,  PHILADELPHIA PA, JOHNNY BRENDA€™S
TUES OCT 22, BROOKLYN NY, GLASSLANDS
WED OCT 23, BOSTON MA, CHURCH
THU OCT 24,- MONTREAL QC, IL MOTORE
FRI OCT 25, TORONTO ON, THE GARRISON
THU NOV 21, NANTES FR, POLE ETUDIANT
FRI NOV 22, LAVAL FR, LE 6 PAR 4
SAT NOV 23, VILLENEUVE D'ASQ FR, FESTIVAL
SUN NOV 24, BRIGHTON UK, GREEN DOOR STORE
MON NOV 25, MANCHESTER UK, DEAF INSTITUTE
TUES NOV 26, LONDON UK, LEXINGTON
WEDS NOV 27, KORTRIJK BE, DEKREUN
THURS NOV 28,- GRONINGEN NL, VERA
FRI NOV 29, UTRECHT NL, LE GUESS WHO FESTIVAL
SAT NOV 30, PARIS FR, POINT FMR
SUN DEC 01, BRUSSELS BE, MAGASIN 4
MON DEC 02, COLOGNE DE, KING GEORG
TUES DEC 03, HAMBURG DE, UBEL & GEF AHRLICH
WEDS DEC 04, LEIPZIG DE, UT CONNEWITZ
THU DEC 05, BERLIN DE, TBC
FRI DEC 06, OSLO NO, REVOLVER
SAT DEC 07, BERGEN NO, LANDMARK





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