Naked on the Vague‘s Blood Pressure Sessions was one of my favorite records of last year, but I didn’t really anticipate ever getting to see them play, mainly because they’re from Sydney, Australia. It’s pretty expensive to get up to the US, even if your band is just cheapo keyboards, a trashy guitar, and a bunch of distortion pedals. I lucked out yesterday, though, when I randomly wandered into the Sacred Bones showcase and found them on stage.
Blood Pressure Sessions was, to put it lightly, a creepy sounding record—moaning out-of-key vocals over lo-fi keyboard hum—but the live show was downright intimidating. Heavier, noisier, sounds, and grimy, slightly industrial beats blasting out of the PA. Scary stuff, but highly recommended.