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Concert Mon Sep 27 2010

Women Are Back

Women-in-bed-BY-LINDSEY-BAKER400.jpgWomen drew acclaim last year with DIY lo-fi style on their self titled debut album, most notably for the song "Black Rice". They've since been busy in Canada recording their new album, Public Strain, which comes out in the US tomorrow, but you can get a preview of the new material (and hopefully even some midnight copies) tonight at Schubas.

Recorded in Alberta, Public Strain continues on the same lackadaisical, psychedelic trip into a 60's Factory party. The first single, "Eyesore", is a balanced example of the tone of the album, but I would like to see the slightly more haunting "Heat Distraction" be the next release. Midway through the album, "Penal Colony" brings a dreamy, melancholy touch that could soundtrack the flashback sequence in a Valley of the Dolls remake, but it's quickly followed by transfixing drones on "Bells," and then dragging drums and other worldly distorted guitar on the ominous "China Steps." Public Strain explores a lot of different shades, all without veering away from the common undertone.

Tickets are $10 ($12 door). Fellow Canuks dd/mm/yyyy and local act Netherfriends open the night. Show starts at 8pm. 18 & up. Schubas is located at 3159 N. Southport.

 
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