The Points North new single ‘We Have Opened Up!’ is out today as a FREE DOWNLOAD. The track is the group’s most beautiful and multi-levular so far. It was recorded to 1/2″ tape by Greg Sun at the deliciously echo-y (former church) Mayo Street Arts in Portland, Maine, as well as at Sunnyside in Jamaica Plain. This is the first TPN track to feature electric guitar, played beautifully by flutist Regina Peterson. Download/ listen at Grinding Tapes or listen on their myspace.
“GENERIFUS started recording in 2005 and had its first show in Sept of that year. Since then still playing shows, recording music. Sometimes lofi-acoutsic, sometimes liquidy-delay-drenched, always mellow trip out and earthy sounds. A very spiritual music project. Influenced by the Pacific NW.” http://www.myspace.com/generifus
“The three musicians huddled together closely towards the drum kit, the guitarist and bassist almost turning their backs to the audience while playing nimble, interlocking patterns. Meanwhile, the drummer would play slight variations on the same tightly wound, insistent oompah beat for almost every song, while singing in unison with the guitarist, in a very high and a very deep voice, respectively, and never quite harmonizing. Every song seemed to end in under two minutes, with another beginning almost instantly afterward, and the cycle seemed to repeat a couple dozen times during the band’s set. The most accessible tune out of the bunch featured an impenetrable chorus about actor Dennis Quaid. Musically, the closest reference point we can think of is the mutant bluegrass of the Meat Puppets’ earliest records. But even that comparison doesn’t quite do justice to the fact that the ART DEPARTMENT were one of the most inscrutable and idiosyncratic bands we’ve seen in a while.”-Al Shipley (The City Paper) http://www.myspace.com/theartdepartmentbaltimore
Of all the various band names that get tossed around the local music scene, “GUILLERMO SEXO” is arguably one of the more fun ones to say. Their vibrant sound, in the line of rhythm-heavy psychedelia, slinks sinuously around on the floor and then suddenly cracks like a Day-Glo bullwhip, leaving neon paint spatters on the walls that won’t soon wash off. Their sound is artistic without being artsy, and they show no signs of slowing down or giving up. “Guillermo Sexo” is as fun to hear as it is to say—North East Performer http://www.myspace.com/guillermosexo