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Texas Platters


Live From the Good Music Club (The Good Music Club)

Audiovisual brainchild of videographer Richard Whymark and KUTX deejay Laurie Gallardo, the Good Music Club continues its wide-ranging recruitment of local talent for monthly concert tapings. Recorded live at the North Door, Austin quintet Knifight's November 2013 gig spurred this double-disc EP, the five-track CD accompanied by its high-quality DVD counterpart. Formed in 2002 as John Gable's solo IDM project, the leader relocated to Austin in 2010, fleshing a quintet. Crowd cheers open the 22-minute play, as opener "Dark Voices" unveils the group's signature shadowy post-punk, slinky bass lines anchoring keyboardist Patrick Marshall's industrial-streaked synth. The hoodie-clad frontman begins, "Dark voices in the night, I hear them calling," his lyrics and Brit-tinged baritone far more evocative of Joy Division's Ian Curtis than a Tyler native. "Right Way out of This" pays palpable homage to the solemner side of New Wave, channeling Depeche Mode. Full-length on the way, this quick EP teases precisely what the Good Music Club aims to produce.


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