Shayne Carter and Dimmer

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Very intriguing, informative thread, hadn't seen it before. I'll add he also did right by Die! Die! Die! (ah, another opp for gratuitous geezer glory---from my ancient voice review of Promises, Promises):

...he Steve Albini–recorded, self-titled 2006 debut's flying shards of impulsive/compulsive encounters were caught by walls thrown up, tracks tightened till they imploded: 10 songs, in just over 20 minutes. But now, all through this Shayne (of Straitjacket Fits) Carter–produced set, walls are pushed out as inner space-junk expands; shards reappear as pieces of Andrew Wilson's personal blue skies, of old hopes and dreams. Breathing room is found, yes, though his shattered, scattered voice and guitar can't help planting some bizarre memory garden of l-o-v-e and more, despite it all. The eloquent guts of Lachlan Anderson's bass will never digest such seeds very easily, and drummer Michael Prain's Keith Moon-schooled soloing-as-accompaniment dents craters in today's glazed maze, where Wilson and "You!" grapple in reflective gear.

Die! Die! Die! play the Music Hall of Williamsburg March 29 and Highline Ballroom March 30.

(in 2008, that was)

dow, Monday, 19 September 2022 04:01 (two months ago) link

Die! Die! Die! shows were always chaotically amazing. One of the most explosive live acts in NZ in the oughts, aside from Mint Chicks of course. Their shows were next level.

The Ghost Club, Monday, 19 September 2022 05:46 (two months ago) link

I was way into Die*3 for years but fell off after "Harmony".

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 19 September 2022 17:13 (two months ago) link

I saw the Star show at SanFran last week, although I missed the encore (presumably Crystalator) because the friend I went with had an important meeting early.

I've been devouring his book too. He's endearingly blunt - I liked the part when his mum tells him to ditch the "dolly birds" and marry someone with child-bearing hips.

aphoristical, Monday, 19 September 2022 19:13 (two months ago) link

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