Show Review: Bass Drum of Death @ The Mohawk (7/10)

I like the new Red7. I really do. But there are only so many purple pics I can edit before going cross-eyed. For this show, I was back at the friendly confines of The Mohawk where all are welcome. Ahh, green, red, blue and plain ole off-white – The openers, La Migra, even decided to do an uplit by light bulb thing. I cranked up the ISO and had a whisky, pinky-raised.

Bass Drum of Death with DZ Deathrays in support, nary a bass guitar in sight for the latter two-thirds of the evening’s program. Plenty of familiar faces braved the crap weather and gave the Indoors arena a human temperature level.

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New Jam from Bass Drum of Death

If you hit up the Toro y Moi show earlier this month, then hopefully you got there earlier enough to catch Bass Drum of Death.  We’ve raved about the band for some time, and their live show was simply fantastic, as we’ve come to expect from the band.  They’re heading overseas to support their recent album GB City, but not before dropping a new rocker on us.  It’s a steady groove, with a catchy closing chorus, and a bit of grit–these are all good things.  So, if you haven’t gotten into these guys now; you’ve got a bit of time to make it up to yourself.

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Download: Bass Drum of Death – I Dunno [MP3]

New Music from Bass Drum of Death

Not really sure how I feel about the name of this group from Mississippi, but I’m definitely positive that I’m feeling their raucous tunes.  Bass Drum of Death will be releasing their album GB City through Inflated Records on February 22nd. Listening to the album’s single, it recalls a more energetic Black Rebel Motorcycle Club back in the early days, bringing plenty of pounding rhythmic grooves wrapped inside of an edgy wall of noise.  This appears to be the year when slinging the rock kicks back into gear full time, and Bass Drum of Death is just going to bring it twice as loud.  Check it out, you know you wanna.

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Download: Bass Drum of Death – Heart Attack Kid [MP3]