POW WOW PUNK
#sweatlodge TONIGHT!! 6.4.14 @elrio we play last 11PM come get weird / #sf #lofi #noise #punk #garage #shows #sanfrancisco (at San Fransisco)
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Sweat Lodge: Sweat Lodge’s lo-fi punk assault is a welcome addition to the Oakland history of chaotic wild men (and women) making music to dance to — or at least stare uncomfortably down at your tapping toes as others bop and thrash. Adam, Rachel, and Rocky make noisy tunes bordering on intense that are the perfect backdrop to summer day drinking in your backyard, when you think your neighbors might call the cops — jittery but fun. They have a song called “Throw Rocks,” which pretty much sums up the type of DIY ethos you can expect from the three piece. Heavy drums, alternative/90s style guitar noodlings, and a distorted vocal performance are mainstays of the trio’s sound. “IDK” sounds pretty close to Pavement territory, but updated for the new era of tape loving garage enthusiasts living in the Tumblr age. If there’s a deeper sense of ennui lurking beneath these short and sweet rock noise numbers, it may take repeated listens to locate — or the pleasure of a live show. Sweat Lodge is the type of noisy band that can affront the more sensitive types, and get all up in the audience, causing both frenzy and a little terror a la thrash metalers of old. Not bad for a band of fuzzy garage rockers.
"The quaint town of Oakland has many a group putting out their own twisted spew of rock, but somewhere among the avenues, four lads are hacking away at their instruments till blood soaks the scales. Frontman Kyle Day’s guitar hits the ears like a fork in an electrical socket as a jagged maelstrom of rage burns through his mouth. Beside him, Marius Atherton and Alex Rather-Taylor weave dual scorched earth synthscapes like serrated napalm. Behind all of it, Danny Kendrick’s drumsticks hit like a 9-iron through your skull as the band rips by the brink of chaos. The bilingual members spit mysteries into your mouth and challenge you to speak with your severed tongue left limp in your cheek. And yet, there still remains a grin above the abyss, a wink as the gears strip from their housing and the next riff starts sizzling. The shithouse is in flames and Beekeepers brought a swarm of razorblades to your potluck dinner." - Brendan Casey
Sweat Lodge“Sweat Lodge – S/T – Self-Released
Sweat Lodge are one of my favorite bands in the Bay Area right now. They embody the spirit of rock, creation and just full-blown going for it, no boundaries, no rules, no limits. They are one of best live acts you’ll see, and their songs will stay in your head for days. It’s cool though, you don’t really want it any other way.” - Ghetto Blaster Magazine
"Baus employs taut basslines, funky drumming and menacing ear drum destroying noise guitar to create something that kind of sounds like if the A-Frames, Liquid Liquid and Gang of Four were thrown in a blender. Or in a car accident."- Andrew Diamond Henderson
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