Konvoi’s music feels like a fistfight. On its full-length, self-titled debut, the Boone quartet stammers and snarls and shouts, with Sean Bos tossing off imprecations over a band that harnesses the power of hardcore to the blessed structural instability of post-punk. As blown-out bass lashes whip-like against drums that forsake neither punch nor power, David Cate wields his guitar like an amorphous weapon, capable of strangling, stabbing, bludgeoning, and biting. Some of these songs deliver big, burly hooks, while others tend to delight in their defiance of such conventions by splitting melodies and licks into a half-dozen broken pieces. Issued tonight by Chapel Hill’s Snot Releases, Konvoi is one of the state’s essential records this year. – Grayson Haver Currin
War Twins has become known for their dynamic live set full of passionate energy, rock n’ roll soul and deep electronics. A growing buzz has taken them from their hometowns of Philly and Boston to a string of successful nationwide tours.
Telefones is an experimental rock band that plays rock and roll music. Influences of the band include but are not limited to Ween, Captain Beefheart, Tom Wolfe, Franz Kline, love/hatered, drifters, humanity, the moon, The Garden, creation, The Torah and Re-TROS. Telefones was formed in Atlanta by singer/guitarist Wes Salton and bassist Jason Chiarella. Jack Faulkner and Adam Reeve would later join the band when Wes and Jason moved up to Nashville. Music and Content to come soon.