Catch the Buzz: Women
Calgary art-rock devouts sign to Jagjaguwar, craft freaky, lo-fi gems for eponymous debut full-length, due Oct. 7.
Who? In a digital age where computers replace personal interaction, entertainment desires are neatly compiled on iPhones, and ProTools is a recording status quo, Calgary-bred quartet Women (all boys; friends since high school) are fighting the grain, serving up a vintage, lo-fi, arty sound that — despite pretentious notions — appeals to the pop devout. And sans technological aid, the extra mile pays off: Recently inked to Jagjaguwar Records, Women’s just-finished debut, recorded by Chad VanGaalen on tape machines in basements and even a crawl space, is set to deliver ramshackle, ’60s harmonious tape hiss from ear to ear. Tune in, drop out, and freak out.
Their latest: The outfit’s self-titled debut full-length arrives Oct. 7 via Jagjaguwar.
Recommended if you like… Times New Viking, the Zombies, Velvet Underground
Now Hear This: Women, “Black Rice”(DOWNLOAD MP3)