Album Release ShowRecommended, Don’t Miss

Lo-Fi Performance Gallery Eastlake
Thurs Dec 5, 8 pm 21+
  429 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, Washington 98109
Recommended by Dave Segal
Blevin Blectum, as I’ve written ad infinitum, is one of America’s foremost experimental electronic musicians, and every live performance she’s done since moving to Seattle two years ago has been an overwhelmingly weird trip. Leash is the next bold leap forward for former Newaxeyes synth/bass player Jordan Rundle. In the aftermath of Newaxeyes’ distortion-laden electronichaos, Leash released the EP Wrest, what I called on Slog “a gorgeously grotesque soundscape of postapocalyptic splendor.” Fungal Abyss drummer Benjamin Thomas-Kennedy’s blouseusa project will be celebrating the release of their fifth album, blouseusa2000. Its nine jittery, enigmatic songs straddle the wobbly line between abstract electronica and off-kilter rock, proving that Thomas-Kennedy is never not interesting. Diminished Men’s inventive jazz-rock guitarist Simon Henneman will be accompanying him at this show.