Beast Mode

Minneapolis noise-rock band goes hard

Want some music? Just add weather. Sunny days sometimes lead to the breeziest of songs while being shut in by Minnesota snowfall, we imagine, yields the claustrophobia-in-a-blender noise of post-punk rockers Gay Beast.

Led by the stabbing vocals and pulsing synths of Daniel Luedtke (whose retina-buzzing art also adorns the band's various releases), Gay Beast deftly funnels its deliberate clamor into tight bursts of delightfully unsettling time-signature shifts. Isaac Rotto's guitar crunches out chunky riffs doused with some occasional spacey-ness while Angela Gerend doles out concussive percussion.

Formed in 2005, the band released its second full-length album, Second Wave, in 2009 on Skin Graft Records, which is a Midwestern collector of the skillfully weird. The group’s seven-inch, Multipurpose Antiform on Tempe-based Gilgongo Records, is the perfect storm of its full-throttle neo-wave ambitions.


Sat., July 10, 8 p.m., 2010
 
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