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Religious Girls (CA) + Snuff Redux + Youryoungbody + Charms

  • Black Lodge Seattle, WA USA (map)
RELIGIOUS GIRLS

RELIGIOUS GIRLS

"Religious Girls are one of those bands that people claim have blown their minds. To me, it feels less destructive than that—rather, I feel like the three dudes in the experimental Oakland trio are artfully pulling my mind in new directions. Combining frantic live drums with layered synth textures and expressive howls, the band creates a magical space for my thoughts to wander in public, directed by otherworldly sounds. The songs specifically deny verse-chorus-verse formula, and because they're never repeating structures, it feels like the musical equivalent of a helium balloon set free in the sky. There's no grounding structure, no repeating theme to draw you back to earth." -The Stranger

SNUFF REDUX

SNUFF REDUX

"Power pop group Snuff Redux coax out slickly woozy, sun-lathered guitar lines and highly dazed and enthused hooks. It’s easy-listening kinda-punk for sunny day cruisin’ on things with wheels.” -The Stranger

YOURYOUNGBODY

YOURYOUNGBODY

"For fans of the Drive soundtrack and those mourning the breakup of Crystal Castles, Youryoungbody’s new EP Betrayer expertly updates those pulsing neon synthesizers and mechanized melancholy you love so much. The duo of Killian Brom and Emily Cripe mine the emotive, rain-swept strains of '80s dance, goth, and synth pop for a familiar though exceedingly well-produced trip down nostalgic avenues. The other bands on hand play in familiar turf, from Nightspace’s enigmatic torch songs to Force Publique’s stadium-sized electro-rock; check the latter’s cover of Smashing Pumpkins’ “Today” for a master class in swooning mope. Opener Aeon Fux conjures extraterrestrial doom folk with witch-house undertones, a lovely and fittingly ominous way to start the night off." -The Stranger

CHARMS

CHARMS

"The music of Seattle’s noisy synth-punk trio Charms sounds necromantic. Ray McCoy’s crashing, stormy drums partnered with E.J. Tolentino’s trademark poly-octave fuzz guitar and Josh McCormick’s gut-rumbling bass synth is the sonic equivalent of a hot cauldron bubbling over with dazzling, malevolent black magick." -Seattle Weekly