Consequences of Sound
Consequences of SoundParish, Wednesday, March 13
The Parish was impressively packed all day for Consequence of Sound's second annual CoSigns party, not bad for a blog that thrives on its own modesty. It takes resonant prestige to welcome in a luminary like Thurston Moore. The indie-rock lifer's new band Chelsea Light Moving slops and stirs in the right places, with weary, blackened guitar curls and delirious bass, all wrapped in a welcoming, deliberate crunch. The Thermals careened through sprightly, white-hot, and deeply marketable pop-punk. The Portland, Ore., trio ought not to be taken for granted; few bands can claim such a dependable career, even fewer stage dive on the first show of the week. Vancouver's tremulous and powerful White Lung left burnt wreckage and uncomfortable faces in its wake, the free-show drinkers stunned by frontwoman Mish Way's enveloping siren. Hardcore should be served brutal and unflinching, and White Lung was eager to please. After a broken drum, Way casually retorted, "That's how you play drums. You don't just tap it like a little baby." Gulp. TEEN's caramelized vibes and Wampire's yippy pop quickly evaporated in the day-show doldrums, just not weighty enough. Go big or go home.
Artist / Band: Chelsea Light Moving | the Thermals | White Lung | Wampire | TEEN