Songs About Music
This is the new album from Coltrane Motion, two small-town Ohio expatriates now residing in Chicago. Lead singer Michael Bond records sixties-obsessed electronic pop in his home studio, while guitarist Matt Dennewitz covers it all in wailing distortion and delay at their live shows - the result is a raucous wall of sound built out of drum loops and fuzzed-out melodies, held together by swirling synths and organ drones. It's an indie rock dance record that doesn't follow the DFA/NME template, leaning more on 90s shoegazers and 60s soul jams than the usual post-punk rollcall. The group has it's origins in a handful of lo-fi CD-R and compilation releases, culminating in 2005's well-received 'No Well OK Maybe Just A Little' EP, and a series of tours across the US & Canada. Their frantic live show has been described by the press as an 'exuberant seizure' and 'the cool kids in programming class', it's dance-punk intensity a far cry from your usual laptop performances. Now they're hitting the road again this Summer in support of their first real full-length, with a series of dates across the Northeast and Midwest.