Thursday, March 11, 2010
NTR008 / SPCTV CDR 3
Available Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at Phyllis' Musical Inn, Chicago (1800 W. Division, approximately 2 blocks from Division L and #9 bus). The Leavitt Ours are opening for Truman Peyote, The Lord Jeff, and Julie Byrne. Cover $3, +21.
NTR008 is a limited pressing, 10 copy cassette featuring The Ours' first and only recording of their structured improvisation, Movement. Deserted factories, organic and industrial instrumentation, conceptual repetition, life / vitality. Features haunting harmonium and heavy synth work by Kelley Dailey, guitar work by Travis Bird that foreshadows his work with Daniel Burke (Illusion of Safety), and a sparse arpeggio backdrop by Nicholas Zettel.
SPCTV CDR 3 is a limited pressing CDR of The Ours' first extended recording session from November and December 2009. Ambient-and-clausterphobic tones, experimental pop, exploring the range, depth, and limitation of pop structures, through anti-refrains, single verses, minimalist structure. Kelley on keys/bass/guitar/vocals, Travis on drums/synth/vocals, Nicholas on guitar/bass/vocals.