Tuesday, 12 February 2008

i-D January Review

Here's a review I did for i-D in January.

The Mae Shi
Moshi Moshi

It seems like just yesterday that these LA spazz-sticles were leaping off speakers into sweaty basements full of kids while playing a neurotic amalgam of synth-screamo and beat-driven punk funk. Six years on from such scenes and along with Ex-Models the Mae Shi are rightfully revered as fathers of the currently thriving Los Angeles revival. Much like the scene they helped spawn the bands strength lies in an innocent wrestlessness and disregard for formal constraint reflected in their fidgety, bleeping 2 minute mini-masterpieces A band to be treasured.

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