FFF Nites: Friday

FFF Nites: Friday

Wovenhand

Refractory Obdurate (Deathwish Inc.)

Whether with former powerhouse 16 Horsepower or the succeeding Wovenhand, David Eugene Edwards hews closely to Pentecostal folk goth. That's what makes the seventh Wovenhand LP such a refreshing departure: Refractory Obdurate is the unabashed electric rock LP the Colorado fourpiece has hinted at in its last two releases. "Field of Hedon," "Masonic Youth," and "Good Shepherd" blast into anthemic magnificence, like a rougher, earthier U2 more concerned with sin than salvation. "Hiss" even crosses Edwards' spiritual introspection with grungy punk rock. Elements of Edwards' alt.country past remain, of course, on the haunted "King David," "Salome," and "Obdurate Obscura," while his spooky banjo prefaces "Corsicana Clip." Even those bristle with amplification. A powerful band just became a powerhouse. (12:30am, Beerland)

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