April 2012

Chainsaw

Austin Bedroom Rock

I will write about every band I ever find named after industrial tools. I found this band from Austin called Chainsaw, and they immediately had my attention. Their logo is sick. It’s the word “chainsaw” shaped into a chainsaw, complete with blades and all. This guy is making some really spacey bedroom rock.

Gashcat

Distorted Acoustic Guitars, Horns, and Theremin Sounds

Gashcat is exactly the kind of fuzz folk the world needs more of. This sounds more like what I’d expect the natural progression of Neutral Milk Hotel inspired art direction to be than almost anything I’ve heard before. These melodies are totally something that Jeff Mangum would sing beautifully, but then they bust into much more post-2000 anthemic choruses.