Monday, June 08, 2009

It List: Monday

Wolves in the Thorne Room/Kill the Client/Vorvadoss/Embolization (Rubber Gloves): We've been digging Wolves in the Throne Room a lot lately, and its safe to say that they are a black metal band who truly do push the boundaries of their genre, from their lifestyles and beliefs (which we discussed at length with them in an interview a few months ago) to their ability to take the essential elements of black metal and move beyond them. Their most recent full length, Black Cascade, seems to be a step closer to a more traditional black metal record than their previous release, Two Hunters (not including the theatrical and atmospheric Malevolent Grain EP), but its still very brutal and rather outstanding, depsite what Pitchfork says. I caught a Wolves show several weeks ago and it was fantastic, by the way, completely heightening the band's power while taking nothing away from their songwriting and precision. Highly recommended if you have any interest in this kind of music.

Best Friends Forever/Fred Xepplin and the Meatles/Drug Mountain (503 Sycamore, Denton): Great house show in Denton this evening that, according to the post on our show calendar, will "start early so you can see Wolves in the Throne Room." Sounds like a really good idea. Fred Xepplin features Nevada Hill, Sarah Alexander, Sinevil and Adam from Orange Coax, and Hill will also sit in with Drug Mountain on violin for a song. Looking forward to it.

Cool Out (the Cavern)


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