Posted October 5th, 2008 by eric

With its phonetically malapropistic name, Columbia, South Carolina’s Cassangles defies any qualifying genre distinction. There are scraps and strains of familiar sounds to be sure, but they’re fused together loosely in chaotic bursts of energy and underscored by the youthful disdain of form and structure. The brashness of this band’s ethos and execution is infectious. With flowery basslines reminiscent of Minutemen-era Mike Watt and experimental deconstructive guitar work, Cassangles attacks its lengthy instrumentals with a penchant for the unorthodox and the unexpected, particularly in the animalistic percussion that veers in and out of jazz phrasing and punk calamity. Highly recommended.

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  • 1 K // Oct 7, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    I dig on this. I must be in colatown withdrawal.

  • 2 Eric Greenwood // Oct 7, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    they were so good live at the music crawl last weekend. best new columbia band.