Always reluctant to overhipsterize myself at Pitchforkmedia.com. Overall they recommend interesting music – some melodic, some not. As a sole slave for good melody I only occasionally agree with their “Best New Music”.
They’ve been bedding Deerhunter for a while now, and I always instantly lumped them in with all the BS deer/fox/wolf/frog/mid-latitude fauna pick of the day, so I superficially was turned off. Like most, I mixed them up with Deerhoof, another Pitchfork favourite which is almost entirely over my head. After checking them out on my closest musical ally Allmusic.com, I saw they are significantly more post-rock/ambient friendly than I had remotely imagined, thus big thumbs from me. So I got my hands on both full lengths, and I was instantly won over. They are perfectly aligned with my preferences – Definitely tangential Radiohead, shoegaze and satisfied my reverb addiction, and a cute and welcomed touch of 90s Matador indie ala Pavement and Sonic Youth.
I love when life works out. Just found out today they are playing Montreal tonight! Probably going to make it, I think I’d regret it if I didn’t. Just too serendipitous. Looks like it’s a go, with Dieu du Ciel as a pre-hit. If you guys aren’t aware of Montreal’s microbreweries, you are unlucky.
I had a nice 11/11 moment today, hope you all did too.