Monday, August 08, 2005

time to echolocate

Labels write the most absurd bios for their bands:

Though retrofit and stabilized on the surface, San Francisco churns and shifts on rivers of lava underneath. The Ebb & Flow bring the tense balance of these tectonic shifts to the surface through an aural montage that unites kraut-rock, 70's progressive, soul, post-rock, jazz and synth-pop. They channel the sounds of the future through the organic, analog instruments of the past.

Then comes the real kicker line: If Sun Ra, Wendy Carlos, Nico, Neil Young, & Faust had one musical offspring, it would be called The Ebb & Flow.

HUH!? I like all these artists but somehow this combination is seriously not possible. Luckily I do like their music but I still don't understand this description. I guess it did its job of catching my attention and twisting my arm into listening to the songs, so mission accomplished. I will catch them live later this week and find out just who wrote that wacky paragraph. Check out their newer songs on their MySpace page, as well.

Aug 8 - Middle East - Boston, MA
Aug 9 - the Manhattan Room - Philadelphia, PA
Aug 10 - The Lime Spider - Akron, OH
Aug 11 - 2nd Story - Bloomington, IN
Aug 12 - Hideout - Chicago, IL
Aug 13 - Off Broadway - Saint Louis, MO
Aug 15 - Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA
Aug 16 - Club Eden - Omaha, NE
Aug 18 - Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO
Aug 19 - Sugarbeats - Salt Lake City, UT

the Ebb and Flow - Breaststroke


At 4:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes labels do write strange bio's just as your originality led you to steal a Slowdive cover for your blog.


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