Chain of Flowers, Bootblacks, Ritual Humor Wednesday August 31, 8 pm at Saint Vitus: $10
With a band name like Chain of Flowers, you might be thinking, “What have you signed me up for? Some hippie girl shit?” Well, not to ruffle any feathers but this band ain’t nearly as tough as all that. Rather, imagine a pale, gothy frontdude with perfectly applied pallor and lavender lipstick about to embark on the craziest acid trip of his short little life, and you’d be somewhere close to what screams out from this Welsh post-punk outfit’s cotton-candy-pink cassette tape.
A heavy dose of Ariel Pink and a hint of bubblegum Chillwave are definitely in the mix for Ducktails. All in all Mondanile’s hazy slacker pop is very LA (um, by way of New Jersey though). Last year, Pitchfork called out Matthew Mondanile (also of the band Real Estate) for being lazy when it comes to his side project, Ducktails, after the release of The FlowerLane. The reviewer then went on to praise the album for being “beautiful,” among other things. More →