04/02 torino @ blah blah 05/02 mezzago (mi) @ bloom 11/02 carpi @ mattatoio 26/02 napoli @ cellar theory 11/03 roma @ init club 12/03 grosseto @ faq live club 18/03 milano @ cox18 15/04 recanati (an) @ circolo dong 16/04 siena @ corte dei miracoli 22/04 sassari @ the hor music club 23/04 cagliari @ fabrik
Okay, everybody's excited about Slowdive reunion and the forthcoming new record.. yet, some of Mojave 3 lyrics still haunt me in years.. so, I am so happy that this guy on YT suddenly uploaded this live performance, dated August 2000 for Mojave 3. I guess they were on tour to promote Excuses for Travellers. My friend.. you've been wasted, and you'll be again..
Enjoy the magic, 'we're gonna play a country song.. anyone like country music?'
I'm a big fan of Jennifer Gentle, I have got all of their records in my collection, I think, so, I've always wondered why there weren't other bands popping up in Italy, exploring the 'spooky pop' boundaries of psychedelic Music.. the 60's Canterbury shore, as Weird Black's press-release recalls. Anyway: released by We Were Never Being Boring Collective, Weird Black debut with a brilliant record, here, highly enjoyable, filled with doped tranquility, minimal under each prospective, like it was their dogma, short velocity percussion, tremolo choked electric/folk guitars, keys, catchy refrains, all lead by the bitter, offbeat Matteo Caminoli's voice. My useless opinion: these tracks never really stand out, yet, everything plays smoothly, you can pump it on your stereo and your neighbors won't call the police. Still, you'll gain a quirky shade on them. Maybe they would knock at your door, asking to join you for a cup of green tea and other drugs. Their mono sound vibe is opiaceum (Day's a Phobia), somehow elegiac (And You Are Lost, the slow vertigo of Our Lies Are True), jaunty and amused (A Theory of Everything). Running always a smart-ass low-key / lo-fi profile. Sort of the same vocal lullaby in 12 variations. And the final piece, Tangle In This Undecided Summer, tints the doors of their sound perception even in a more visionary way, thanks to the vintage cut of their synthesizer, finally breathing in and out. Enjoy.