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Three noisy NYC bands play Shea Stadium on 11.12: Dead Waves, Clean Girls and Heavy Birds

Three noisy NYC bands play Shea Stadium on 11.12: Dead Waves, Clean Girls and Heavy Birds

NYC gave birth to records such as Metal Machine Music and Deadream Nation, cornerstones of the genre known, by the few initiated, as "noise rock." Disciples of this cult sound abound in the experiment-driven Brooklyn DIY scene, and you'll have the chance to check out three of them at once on November 12, opening for delicious post punk revivalists Future Punx.

The noisiest and most dissonant of the three bands on this bill appears to be Clean Girls, a Brooklyn based trio hailing from Virginia. Their music is pure post-hardcore fury, although luckily enough - according to their Facebook notes - their drummer/screamer is listed to play the part of "common sense." Listening to streaming track "June Girls will reveal that he obviously has none.

Dead Waves often reference the bright, spacious distortion and driving bass lines of Jesus and Mary Chain, alternating them with explosive moments reminiscent of Nirvana at their wildest.

On the other hand, Heavy Birds, with their droney, sparser arrangements and discernible but obsessive melodies, feature a tamer sound that places them in psychedelic territory (a musical land not immune from the noise bug). Their sound is influenced by both The Velvet Underground and the bands from that '80s US psychedelic wave called Paysley Underground.

Check out these bands' music below, and if their music appeals to you, be at Palisades on November 12, with a solid pair of earplugs.

Published: October 29, 2015 |

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