"Ribbons are a duo of Brooklyn transplants from California who come forth with one of the most promising rock debuts I've heard in a long while. Consisting of vocalist/guitarist/bassist Jenny Logan and drummer/backing vocalist Sam Roudman, they deliver the raw, stripped intensity of early Factory Records stalwarts like the Durutti Column and Joy Division while harnessing the propulsion, angularity, and energy of a group like Josef K. Though this sound has most certainly been reexamined by plenty of bands, it's refreshing to hear Logan's distinctly female take on what has always been a male-dominated style, both vocally and instrumentally. Roudman ends up being the secret weapon, though, keeping things interesting with his wild, propulsive, Keith Moon-meets-Stephen Morris style, while his roots playing in metal bands definitely shine through in his double-time bass drum attacks and odd, wailing vocal harmonies. Over the course of 35 minutes, the group play through variations on a theme, keeping the intensity high and the tension taut throughout. These two are worth keeping an eye on -- definitely recommended!" -IQ,
Scaffolds is the ambient alter-ego of Atlanta's own Nigredo, the same type of compressed energy present, but channeled through washes, ambiance, drones and subtle melodies. space ship incantations as heard from a casually passing satellite. so so nice.
ReComPas creates little black holes left behind from their brand of oscillator based electro-squiggle. one never knows just what to expect when this band is on the bill, but be prepared to bare witness to some form of galactic emanations, whether lunar or solar. droney, melodic, blippy, bleepy, roving and really really awesome.