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.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Recently on Ink 19...

  • A Musical Manifesto for the Pandemic
    A Musical Manifesto for the Pandemic

    Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians Globe of Frogs helps Jeffrey Schweers endure the pandemic in another burst of Wax On!

  • Laion Roberto
    Laion Roberto

    A Taste for Mojo. Review by Stacey Zering.

  • Hinds

    The Prettiest Curse (Mom + Pop Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Coriky

    Coriky (Dischord). Review by Scott Adams.

  • Sylvester

    Known for birthing two of the most iconic crossover anthems of the disco era -“You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)” and “Dance (Disco Heat)” Sylvester’s sensational 1978 set, “Step II” has just been reborn, via Craft Recordings.

  • Teddy Thompson
    Teddy Thompson

    Heartbreaker Please (Thirty Tigers). Review by Carl F. Gauze.

  • Keri Johnson
    Keri Johnson

    Anyone. Review by Stacey Zering.

  • Liberté

    Generoso Fierro reviews Albert Serra’s new transgressive feature Liberté, winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

  • Junko Beat
    Junko Beat

    Satirifunk (Dumparade Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Blood Tide
    Blood Tide

    Richard Jefferies classic looks like a new film in the Blu-ray reissue.

From the Archives