Death And The Internet
Fire Talk Records
It’s taken six years for Brooklyn trio Advaeta to get around to putting out an album. Maybe they’re perfectionists, maybe their more of a performance band instead of a studio one, maybe they didn’t have the money to record, or maybe they don’t need to give a reason as to why it took so long to lay down some tracks when the end result is as sonically satisfying as Death and the Internet is.
The whole album is one big orgy of guitars copulating atop furious drumming. Amanda Salane and Sara Fantry, both on vocals and guitar, are seemingly hellbent on toeing that fine line between melody and dissonance. The lo-fi fuzz that is the result could very easily sink into migraine levels of ache, but instead soars hypnotically and even weaves its way into a pop song at times (“Angelfish,” “Come With Me”). The drone, the darkness, the gothic undertones that swirl inside of otherwise crisp vocals, and especially the drumming of Lani Combier-Kapel, remind me of early records by The Cure. Isn’t there a remake of The Crow in the works? Get this band on the soundtrack, please! They’ll fit it like a tight leather trench coat.