Friday, October 15, 2010

Review: True Womanhood- Ghost Modern

Video for True Womanhood's "The Monk"

I've always been more interested in what's happening tomorrow than in what went down yesterday. Yet sometimes revisiting the past is the best way to move forward. I suspect that the members of True Womanhood feel the same way.

The Washington D.C.-based trio have plundered the best bits of Echo & the Bunnymen's Ocean Rain, New Order's Power, Corruption & Lies and Sonic Youth's Evol. The band reassembled the disparate parts of these indie rock masterpieces with the masterful blueprints devised by Fugazi and Radiohead. The dreamlike gloom of the yet-to-be released album Ghost Modern is completely enthralling.

True Womanhood is in the thick of the imminent CMJ hullabaloo. Here's its schedule. Grab the blog-approved new track "Dream Cargoes" from Environmental Aesthetics. The band's Basement Membranes EP may be purchased here.

General Johnson has died.

"What you gonna say? What you gonna do? "Stookie"!

"Strange Teen Heart" by Kansas City's Saharan Gazelle Boy is lovely.

Kansas City Click: Eddie Shaw, saxophonist for Howlin' Wolf and Magic Sam, performs Friday at BB's Lawnside BBQ.

The Venice Baroque Orchestra brings its "The Seasons Project" to Johnson County Community College on Saturday.

Sufjan Stevens plays the Uptown on Sunday.

(Original image by There Stands the Glass.)

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