Night Beats | Joyride Records | In-Stores | Chicago Reader
This is a past event.
When: Sun., Aug. 1, 5 p.m. 2010
Price: Free
Moved from Reckless Records.

If the hype over Pitchfork and Lollapalooza has left you with little more than a low-level desire to own a Toyota or an unexplained craving for energy drinks, the post-psych glaze of Night Beats can sonically squeegee your heart, mind, and soul. This Seattle three-piece pairs hypnotic ooga-booga drums with the sort of incredible howling guitar solos you only wish you could be subjected to at Guitar Center. Their debut four-song seven-inch, just released by Chicago's own Trouble in Mind label, is an enchanting motherfucker of dark Nuggetry that eschews the unsubtle freak-outs of the Black Lips for a more nuanced freak-in that brings to mind the ego-melting hours nine through twelve after taking suburban acid of questionable quality, when the strychnine kicks in and you're perched on the mental precipice between total doom and transcendent awareness. You people are hip; I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. If you don't, pay attention during "H-Bomb" and "They Came in Through the Window." TV Set headlines; Night Beats, Electric Hawk, and the Clams open. DJ Psyched Alex spins. See also Saturday at Empty Bottle. —Brian Costello



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