In their novelty-drunk neck of the woods (Brooklyn), Blood on the Wall get points just for acknowledging a bunch of good ideas that other people had first: layered, gauzy, shimmering production; jokes about drugs; and mewling male/female vocalsby a brother and sister, no less. Their Liferzthe title perhaps a nod to an obvious lifelong immersion in the music they playis one of the years most sublime, equal parts cascading melodies, nausea, and romance. TouchstonesSonic Youth, Pixies, My Bloody Valentineabound. But the bands trick is to flip their awe into art: music about loving music, from a band thats atypically easy to like. With Cause Co-Motion, Lights, and Abigail Warchild.
Sat., May 17, 8:30 p.m., 2008
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