Indie-post punk/instrumental band Geography will be throwing a CD-release party for the release of their debut record For Weezy at Mohawk Saturday. Included on bill are Austin indie bands The Laughing and Borrisokane. UK indie rockers Oystercatcher will be kicking off the night at 10 p.m.
Geography’s style and genre dabbles in performing energetic instrumental tracks, as well as tracks that feature a fusion of punk and ambient/post-rock elements. Their vocals are generally raw, aggressive and tinged with post-punk influence; while the guitars and percussion tailor the tracks with more gentle and orchestral characteristics–such as crescendoes and climactic build-ups. The band began recording For Weezy back in June and wrapped it up towards the end of December. To celebrate the release of their debut record, this Thursday (2/28), Geography released a 3-track instrumental EP available for purchase and download through their bandcamp. The band has shared stages with The Eastern Sea, Borrisokane and SUNSET.
Progressive pop-rock quintet The Laughing will be opening up for Geography. The Laughing has released a couple sneak-peeks (“Disappear” and “Smile”) from their new full-length album, Oscillation–sounding more collective and tailored than ever. Debuting in 2007, the band has experienced several lineup changes but their new material sounds like the perfect pop-rock concoction featuring harrowing back-up vocals in the chorus, excellent use of the synth and reverbing vocals and percussion, and intoxicating melodies. One of the band’s released singles, “Disappear” from their upcoming LP Oscillation. This Thursday (2/28) Purevolume.com featured the band’s new single as their “Song of the Day”. Oscillation was recorded this past summer in Austin at the Public Hi-Fi recording studio, and is projected to be released this Spring. The Laughing has performed at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2009, The Mohawk, Red 7, Cheer Up Charlie’s, and has recently shared stages with local bands such as My Jerusalem and Heartless Bastards.
Up-and-coming electronic pop-rock band Borrisokane will be a driving force in the evenings performance. The enchanting dueting vocals between Rebecca Anne and Derek Asuan-O’Brien compliment their style–how it shifts from one chord to another, from dark to light, from loud to soft; their lyrics and sound paint a dreamy, hazy portrait of love, of darkness, of unity, of conflict– tingeing the images they create with magic realism and abstraction. The sextet has recently shared stages with Black Taxi, Knifight, Girl On Girl, Geography and Growl, and are currently working on a new album to be released this spring.