Dilly Dally’s music likely will remind you of the ’90s alternative heyday that the Pixies and Nirvana ushered in.
Hailing from Toronto, childhood friends Katie Monks and Liz Ball formed the band about seven years ago. The ’90 comparisons are pretty apparent: Hole, Breeders and other female-led bands. Yet this group’s music is several notches above the many other current bands that nod to the era of “alternative.”
Dilly Dally also is very good and the band’s debut album, Sore, (released in October) is recommended.
Dilly Dally is the middle act at Empty Bottle Wednesday. Fat White Family is the headliner.
This is the third album from Suuns, and it’s a good one, successfully marrying experimental and electronic. Released just this Friday (April 15), this album may actually appeal to both fans of Swans and the xx.
Parquet Courts has enjoyed a steady stream of critical acclaim since the band’s self-released album, Light Up Gold, in 2012.
Human Performance, the latest release from these guys, lives up to the hype.
Drawing from rock and punk influences, these guys are still quirky yet Human Performance is a little more straightforward than some previous releases. The musical touchstones here are varied: Wire, the Fall, Velvet Underground and even Elvis Costello (on Berlin Got Blurry).
Parquet Courts just released a new song, Human Performance, the title track of its new album, which is out Friday.
Like the band’s previous releases, the new album is full of songs borrowing from past punk, post-punk and rock music influences from decades ago. I like it and I think it will appeal to fans of the band’s earlier material.