Saturday, August 08, 2009

Tongue tied

The Bruised Tongue label staged a little shindig at Irene's last night, featuring local space-rockers Wrist Pain, the Tongue supremos own outfit Fucked Corpse and Edmonton volumetric duo The Famines. There was plenty of goodies for sale, as well as delicious cupcakes (I had three because it was my birthday).

Wrist Pain features members of such bands as Weapons of Mass Seduction, Daydream Square and Cold Coffee and Salty Boots. They reminded me of Loop and SPaceman 3.

Wrist Pain at Irene's
Wrist Pain, Irene's, August 7, 2009

Last time I saw Fucked Corpse they were a multitudinous combo with a variety of strange instrumentation and a ramshackle feel. They've stripped down a bit, with only five members and a ramalama psychedelic feel with plenty of reverberating vocals.

Fucked Corpse at Irene's
Fucked Corpse, Irene's, August 7, 2009

Edmonton's The Famines play thunderous minimalist garage. Guitarist Raymond E. Biesinger used to be in The Vertical Struts, drummer Garrett Heath Kruger used to be in The Wolfnote.

The Famines at Irene's
The Famines, Irene's, August 7, 2009

Irene's was also pretty packed with local noisy rock fans ... no doubt I'll see many of them again tonight at the Polish Party Palace for the Nobunny show.

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