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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Truckasauras

posted by on July 26 at 12:00 PM

Truckasauras_CoreyBayless_CitizenImage01Truckasauras photo by Corey Bayless

Truckasauras played about twenty minutes of new material last night (although, a dapper looking Adam Swan says it’s only new to me because I missed their record release show). It was way more techy and tracky, less melodic and song-oriented than their usual stuff, and it made more use of their recently acquired Korg MS-20 than their old gameboys. The result was some squelchy (“well squelchy” as Ivers might say) acid bass and some deep, deep synths. The Gameboy does have a classic sound, but it’s nice to see that Truckasauras really can drop it when it threatens to get gimmicky and still kill shit. It was generally a more staid or formal and less drunk and debauched performance, but again, it’s nice to see them sounding great even without their most crowd-pleasing moves. The sound in King Cobra was fine, if a little tinny at first, and it was nice to finally see Truckasauras playing a fest with a dark room where they could actually screen Dan Bordons videos. It feels like the last two or three times I’ve seen ‘em—Sasquatch at least—Bordon’s contribution has gotten the shaft. Some good new stuff there too, most notable some footage of skiers ski-jumping towards the camera away from an explosion behind them. Well squelchy stuff.

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Eric, if you were at Sasquatch you've heard the new stuff, and the skiers are some of the oldest visuals in the set.

Posted by Come_On_Dude | July 26, 2008 2:01 PM
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Ah well, points deducted for not remembering Bordon's every edit. But I'm sure I heard more new stuff yesterday than at Sasquatch, where I admittedly missed the first part of their set. Carry_on_dude.

Posted by Eric Grandy | July 26, 2008 3:46 PM

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