One man noise rock aneurism from Oakland. Loud, heavy, noisy, weird, all performed live.
The guitar bends to the breaking point. Drums crack pump and coo. Synthesizer samples crisp & crackle. A voice howls. A sea of bass over a lake of pedals. Nerdy dirty Jazz punk? vintage garage pop? psychedelic world music?,, synth fractured dance beats? Pretty? yes. Ugly? yes.
Shoko Horikawa & Jesse Hall started playing music together in 1998 as band called Meyow. They became Experimental Dental School in 2002 playing in a Trio formation; They lived and played in the San Francisco bay area for many years. In 2008 XDS moved to Portland Oregon & became a duo.
New flesh from the Tunnel, expanding on the primitive darkness of the “Six Curses of the Blackout Witchcave” EP, released earlier this year by the duo of Sam Black (bass/electronics) and Jeff Wagner (guitar/vocals). These two songs are the first to be written and recorded as a trio with new Tunnel drummer Michael Jacobs (pOrch), who transforms the earlier EP’s alien machine beats into a much more inviting, dynamic proposition. “Plasma Den” is a sinuous roller coaster of backbeats and barbed wire, while “Overland” oozes seductive, spidery Giallo dreams.