Tag Archives: 2:54

Out This Week 11/11

One of the bands with the best names around – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – have released their fifth album this week. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls the latest from this Australian group “an often-fiery blend of propulsive garage-punk and trippy psych-rock, combining fuzzy guitars, often-motorik rhythms and catchy song hooks.” TheRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

In an interview with NME published earlier this year, Crystal Castles member and producer Ethan Kath guaranteed that despite a potential summer release date, the duo’s next album would without a doubt maintain their signature dark electro-goth style. “Every song we write is bleak,” sad Kath. “We don’t want anything else.” Although there are stillRead more…

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Live Review: 2:54 with Widowspeak and Piano Piano @ The Crocodile 6/21

Most shows begin and end with the house lights switching on or off. It’s an efficient way for the venue to notify the audience to head away from the bar and towards the stage, and then that the encore is over and the band is done with their set. On Thursday night, however, the houseRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: 2:54 with Widowspeak at The Crocodile

It would be easy to pigeonhole 2:54 as being the xx’s moody, overdramatic cousins. Both bands are from London, rely heavily on yearning vocal melodies, and have a keen sense of atmosphere that elevates their songwriting. However, where the xx cut their teeth on early ’90s R&B jams where the protagonist eventually finds love afterRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

We’ve got a great week of shows ahead, starting with a very important benefit at the Tractor for the Victims Families of The Cafe Racer Tragedy featuring Wages of Sin, Bucharest Drinking Team, The Bad Things, Miss Mamie Lavona, Hounds of the Wild Hunt, The Great Um Millionaires Club, Dexter Street Stompers, Cast Iron Maidens. There’s alsoRead more…

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