Friday, March 23, 2018

The Messthetics - The Messthetics (DISCHORD RECORDS March 23, 2018)

The Messthetics are an instrumental trio featuring Brendan Canty (drums), Joe Lally (bass), and Anthony Pirog (guitar). 

Brendan Canty and Joe Lally were the rhythm section of the band Fugazi from its inception in 1987 to its period of hiatus in 2002. This is the first band they’ve had together since then. Anthony Pirog is a jazz and experimental guitarist based in Washington, D.C. One half of the duo Janel & Anthony, he has emerged as a primary figure in the city’s out-music community. 

The trio’s debut includes nine songs recorded at Canty’s practice space throughout 2017, live and mostly without overdubs. It’s a snapshot of a band dedicated to the live ideal, where structure gives birth to improvisation.

1. Mythomania 04:09
2. Serpent Tongue 04:00
3. Once Upon a Time 04:20
4. Quantum Path 05:10
5. Your Own World 01:05
6. The Inner Ocean 06:02
7. Radiation Fog 00:50
8. Crowds and Power 04:53
9. The Weaver 03:10

Brendan Canty - drums
Joe Lally - bass
Anthony Pirog - guitar


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