Speedy Ortiz At Gasa Gasa

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The Bowery Presents South says
The Bowery Presents:
Speedy Ortiz
w/ Two Inch Astronaut
Wednesday May 13
Gasa Gasa
8pm Doors // $12 ADV
Tix: http://bit.ly/SpeedyOrtizNOLA
Twitter: @killquilty

Speedy Ortiz - http://speedyortiz.bandcamp.com/

Attention came swiftly following Speedy Ortiz’s 2012 Sports EP on the Boston-centric label Exploding In Sound, and with good reason. Massachusetts-based songwriter/guitarist Sadie Dupuis’ knotty, lyrically dense songs were fully realized by her bandmates, with intricate guitar lines crisscrossing over Darl Ferm’s fluid bass and Mike Falcone’s precisely executed drumming in a way that was simultaneously catchy and jarring. After the success of its 2013 Best New Music-honored debut full-length Major Arcana, the band formalized its assault through a year and a half of relentless touring with bands in whose brainy-slash-brawny legacies it followed—among them Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Ex Hex, and The Breeders. In 2014, the band added guitarist Devin McKnight of the Boston-based post-punk group Grass Is Green, whose guitar parts both match and challenge Dupuis’.
Speedy Ortiz’s second proper album—Foil Deer, recorded at Rare Book Room in Brooklyn when the band wasn’t pushing forward on its hectic 2014 tour schedule—comes out on April 21, 2015. The songs represent a leap forward, possessing a lightness that mirrors Dupuis’s post-grad school outlook; they also have a deliberate nature to them, one that emanates from extra studio time and more experimentation with the band’s essential form. (Ferm contributes a few unexpected guitar parts; Falcone’s vocal harmonies zing in with more force.) Speedy Ortiz possesses big-tent rock swagger and punk’s restless yet intimate spirit in a way that makes the impulses seem identical; while the quartet can still command crowds at festivals like Primavera Sound and Pitchfork Music Festival, they also relish playing Boston’s teeming basements alongside the city’s next generation of bands. That willingness to push not just forward, but in all directions, makes Speedy Ortiz one of rock’s most exciting outfits.

Two Inch Astronaut - http://twoinchastronaut.bandcamp.com/

The great Maryland hope coming straight from the slums of Colesville. Bad Brother is coming yo.

Since 2009 or so, Two Inch Astronaut has been a sometimes goofy sometimes totally humorless post-punk band featuring Matt Gatwood on drums, Sam Rosenberg on guitar/vocals, and Daniel Pouridas on bass.

Ever since then the band has churned out a steady ooze of releases, culminating in the forthcoming full length "Bad Brother" (Exploding in Sound) which features their standard breed of kinky inky angular whatever, only with more patience and knowhow than usual. Being that they were good pals long before they ever became a band, they should be continuing to bring their awkward and occasionally violently confrontational live show to wherever it will be housed. They've drawn comparisons to bands like Failure, Jawbox, Replacements, and Thingy among others.
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