AUDACITY + .GRAM. @ Kafe Kult
(Suicide Squeeze Records, USA)
Audacity have been together since they were all kids—really, since an elementary school talent show in 2002—so there’s no question they’ve had time to experiment and grow into a sound that’s rightfully theirs. The southern California four-piece has been churning out garage punk in varying intensities—sometimes mellow, often much more ripping—with three full-lengths and numerous EPs to show for it. Fortunately, Audacity don’t seem to be the least bit interested in slowing down or sprucing up. If anything, their fourth album Hyper Vessels hits harder and meaner than any of their previous releases. Yeah, maybe the gear involved in making the record sounds a little better, but every drum hit, every guitar strum, and every tuneful shout sounds like there’s more heft behind it. Sharpened brains and sheer brawn compensate for whatever grit might have been compromised by a better recording budget and a little more musical acumen. “Our first two albums were made during our ‘young band’ phase,” says guitarist/vocalist Kyle Gibson. “Being a band of teenagers was our identity. Butter Knife and Hyper Vessels were our process of finding who we are now as a band of young adults.” While becoming an adult might mean having a more sophisticated worldview or more artistic discipline, it hasn’t tempered Audacity’s frenzied mishmash of garage rock, power pop, and proto- punk. “I usually reject the narrative of ‘the album when they mature’, Gibson continues. “I think all our albums—and all my favorite albums and works of art in general—have been a mixture of high-brow intellectual moments and silliness.”
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Einlass: 20:30 Uhr Beginn: 21:15 Uhr Eintritt: 10 Euro