Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley joined Chicago’s Disappears in late 2010, and if you’re curious how that affects the band’s sound, just listen to the new album, Pre Language. Shelley is an excellent complement to the driving guitar sound of Disappears. Play this album loud.
If you’re a fan of Bradford Cox, I’m pretty sure you’ll really like Spooky Action at a Distance, the new album by Deerhunter guitarist Lockett Pundt’s solo project Lotus Plaza. The jangly guitar featured on Deerhunter songs and the pace of the music is very similar. This is a really great solo offering. Lotus Plaza also plays this year’s Pitchfork fest.
Tonight, Lotus Plaza opens for Disappears at Lincoln Hall.