Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Whirlwind Heat

Somewhere between Sonic Youth and Mudhoney, there is a band called Whirlwind Heat.  A band that is on Jack White's Third Man Records label (surprise, surprise), but while the former two bands have a decidedly experimental bent, the later tends to be a little more poppy and accessible.  Air Miami and Up-Tight are two tracks in particular that resonate with me, reminding me of the lo-fi 90's sound that I really gravitate to.  Thurston Moore and Stephen Malkmus are two names that come to mind when I listen to these guys.  Of course, I have only really listened to one record, Types of Wood which has great and provocative cover art, so I'm only really qualified to discuss this one moment in time for this band, but I will listen to more of their body of work and post again when I can speak more intelligently on the subject. but what I've heard so far is something that impresses me and I'm jazzed to hear more.

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