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*not from tonight's show. duh

i just got home from the 2nd night of blue scholars’ three night home stand at the showbox. sabzi and geo are probably rocking the house right now (i’d have stayed, but an illness is bringing me down early tonight). considering this site has given some love (and helped put them up and show them around while they’re here)┬áto das racist, who were on the bill tonight , i wanted to write a short review of their set. mainly, they killed it. it was a short set–30 minutes tops–but coming out of south by southwest, where they rocked a mess of shows, it was a hella tight 30 minutes. i wish i could have heard the vocals a little more clearly (these guys are clever, after all), but the beats were crazy hot. like nuclear hot. surface of the sun hot. too bad they’re only rocking one night in the city, and also too bad that the crowd wasn’t giving them the love they deserved, though some absolutely were. i wonder what the crowd would have done if they knew it was sabzi under the gorilla mask. this show definitely makes me eager to hear their mixtape (coming soon!), and hope that they can make it back to seattle real soon.

insofar as i listen to real-live albums anymore, pictureplane’s dark rift was definitely one of my favorites from 2009. pictureplane is made up of travis egedy, a 20-something dude out of denver making some superb unclassifiable music (or gothic/house/dub, if you listen to his eye-fucking myspace page). i was tipped onto pictureplane first by a great remix of the song “new mind” by teengirl fantasy. dark rift is super solid with lots of big tracks featuring the band’s distinctive scuzzy, synthy, housey, generally manic sound. the past few days/weeks have featured some new pictureplane material out there. first is the absolutely stunning track “beyond fantasy” (download):

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