/ Vaguely Starshaped
Genres: drone, experimental, audio collage
PO Box 3462
Omaha NE 68103
May 5 - 11 2003
back I had the pleasure of reviewing CDRs by both thebrotherkite
and Vaguely Starshaped. Personally, I liked thebrotherkite's
sound most, although I thought that Vaguely Starshaped had a
lot of potential. At the time I felt that both bands could
become the next big indie outfits in time, if given the chance.
Well, here they are together on one delicious slab of vinyl...
mmmm! Side A houses one track by thebrotherkite,
"Misery Walk." Now, this is the side I expected the
most from. tbk play a fantastic sort of melodic noise
rock that comes at you with crashing walls of guitars and irresistible
melodies. This song is no exception - one listen should get any
indie rock fan hooked. I am SO looking forward to
their debut album.
Vaguely Starshaped populate the grooves of side B.
They have a more youthful, uppity sound, one that didn't work all the
time on their debut CDR. But they seem to have really perfected
their craft on this 7", and their contribution, "Pretty
Early," is a funky, energetic slice of indie rock that is as
catchy as all heck. Everything about it, from the young, almost-emo-but-not
vocals to the ultra-tuneful guitars, is very well-done. If this
is the direction that Vaguely Starshaped are heading, then my
ears have been permanently pricked.
Scenesters, listen up - this split-7" could mark the entrance of two fantastic new bands into the international indie rock arena.
2 songs, distributed by the
label, released 2003]