Wednesday, February 7, 2007
What do you recommend?
John Olexovitch, from Columbus group The Lindsay talks about his favorite bands around his town:
"I don't spend much time anywhere else, so i really only know what's going on in columbus," he said. "Here's my opinion of what's going on here though."
Necropolis - Probably the best band in town. This is fitting because their primary influences are previous local greats, particularly Gaunt. Their sound definitely reflects this, though I'd broaden my scope a bit and say they're the perfect cross between Pere Ubu and Brainiac, so still definitely an Ohio thing. Their debut album from last year, "The Hackled Ruff + Shoulder Mane," is the best thing to come out of our state (or anywhere else, for that matter) in ages. They have a new 7" on the way for Spring '07 which is also a killer, and their live show is not to be missed.
Times New Viking - Don't just belong to Columbus anymore since they signed with Matador last year, but if any local band is going to make a name for themselves it most certainly will be (and ought to be) TNV. True gut-punch pop in the style of pre-"Slanted" Pavement and early Clean. Their third release, "Present the Paisley Reich," is scheduled for later this month on Siltbreeze. If you want to know the new predominant sound in indie, let this be a head's-up.
Psychedelic Horseshit - pioneering a new style I like to call Shithead Dub. Last year's "Who Let the Dogs Out?" is why God still makes 7-inches, and their sound is akin to Bob Dylan's infamous Newport gig, though not before or after he plugged in - more like WHILE he was plugging in.