Jetman Jet Team Will Blast the Fungus From Your Ears
by Dave Segal
on Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 9:54 AM
(Vermillion) Those looking to blast the cobwebs from their mind and the fungus from their ears after their NYE revelries could do worse than catching Jetman Jet Team in the flesh. Onstage with their rotating Dreamachine, JJT set their instruments for the heart of the sun and the soul of the shoe. Right now, they're the closest thing Seattle has to a My Bloody Valentine or Medicine. The music of (blouse)usa—the solo project of Benjamin Thomas-Kennedy, drummer for psych-metal leviathans Lesbian/Fungal Abyss—deviates greatly from that of his other bands: It's an elegant electronic soundtrack for inner- and outer-space exploration that gets damn near Eno-esque in spots (think Eno's '80s and '90s ambient output, not his '70s rock excursions). (blouse)usa is one of the most enjoyably schizo musical entities in the city.