Friday, May 9, 2008
Who the Hell are Pyramids?
Micahel Chamy sent us an email a couple weeks ago about Pyramids, a Denton band that we had never heard of. Apparently, they just recently signed to Hydrahead, and according to their Myspace page, they've already been reviewed by publications such as Pitchfork. Who are these guys, and why had no one in the local press ever heard of them before? I have no idea. Their music has been compared to Jesu, as well as a number of other shoegaze touchstones including My Bloody Valentine. I'm not really hearing the latter comparison, like at all, but I can sort of see the Jesu thing, as well as similarities to groups like Alcest, some of the more atmospheric moments of Boris, and even stuff like Panda Bear's first album and the excellent Atlas Sound record. If you're familiar with any of the aforementioned influences, none of this stuff is likely to shock your system, but we're interested to find out a bit more. We were reminded of all this when we saw a post about it on Denton Rock City today. Strange stuff.