Austin psych mutants Indian Jewelry have gone from thorny drugpunk to beautiful dronepunk in the course of two years. The music’s bright, chuggy, and weird, full of references to birds and heaven and water—a good proposition for anyone who considers Deerhunter to be “subtle.” Speaking of: California space-dub troupe Peaking Lights fly so high, they’re never gonna die. “Cosmic improvisation project” Neokarma Jooklo Duo are coming from Italy to careen and implode. With the impossible-to-Google band Messages. — CHRISTOPHER WEINGARTEN.
INDIAN JEWELRY+PEAKING LIGHTS+THE NEOKARMA JOOKLO DUO, Tonight, May 8, Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St., New York and tomorrow next Tuesday at Death by Audio.
Impose has footage from last night’s Indian Jewelry show at the Cake Shop
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 8, 2008