Like the sound of Hella crossed with Liquid Liquid? Or Can crossed with Sonic Youth? Or New York no-wave crossed with African Highlife?
Yes? Then I would heartily recommend checking out Baltimore's Thank You when they hit the UK for some live dates in November.
The band have been building quite a reputation via their live shows, which have left audiences members joyful, overwhelmed and ready to spread the word. A seeming telepathy occurs on stage, where the band enters into musical dervishes, a union, a breathless chaos, that results in one hell of a show.
You can be part of one of Thank You's musical happenings and hear the future at the following venues...
01.11.09 Nottingham The Chameleon
02.11.09 Glasgow 13th Note
03.11.09 Manchester Tiger Lounge
04.11.09 Liverpool Mello Mello
05.11.09 London The Luminaire w/ Grouper (Upset The Rhythm night)
Their Thrill Jockey debut, Terrible Two (thrill 198), which came out in May Last year, was engineered by Baltimore's beloved J. Robbins (Yeasayer, Mary Timony, Jets to Brazil) at his studio and was produced and mixed by Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Celebration, TV on the Radio) at his studio in NY.
Much love for the record followed....
"Wow, this really is great. Sort of like the super-dynamic, technical guitar'n'drums athletics of Hella crossed with the creepy tribal edge of Liquid Liquid" Album of the Month (Vice)
"A dervish whirl of organ stabs, sighed vocals, whistles and flurries of frantic guitar dissonance, suggesting Thank You jones off everything from Sonic Youth and Can to the dissonant end of New York no-wave and the guitar tangles of African Highlife." **** (Uncut)
"A sprawling cacophony of fidgety, buzzing guitars and hyperactive, tinny drums, with the occasional vocal chant...menacingly good" (Clash)
You can listen to a snippet here:
The band has also recently released a very limited 12" Pathetic Magic (thrill 12.35). This features two new tracks, Pathetic Magic and Strange All and three exclusive remixes from several Baltimore friends, Dan Deacon, Asa Osborne of Lungfish and Joe Williams (of White Williams) with Jason Urick (of WZT Hearts)
The EP was recorded by Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Celebration, TV on the Radio) and Craig Bowen (Ecstatic Sunshine, Growing, Jackie-O Motherfucker). The 12" artwork was created by Shaun Flynn of WZT Hearts.