You’ve gotta love how New York’s Giant Peach attack their guitars, as though they’re electrified whisks blurring the egg yolks of creation. It helps, of course, that co-vocalists/guitarists Mike Naideau and Fran Chang have hooks for days and neither over- nor under-sell them, and that drummer Davey Shotwell is so innately responsive to their impulses. Compounding the fact that Giant Peach are yet another in a long line of modern bands that would have set the zine circuit ablaze during the Clinton years, Chang’s strident quaver is a dead ringer for that of Cinder Block, front woman for the invigorating, now-forgotten punk band Tilt. The coincidence seems, sadly, instructive.
Sun., Aug. 10, 8 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 6, 2014