Purveyors of: Evocative electro-fused indie rock File next to: Washed Out, Her Space Holiday, the Postal Service Playing: WL 626, Sunday November 2nd at Magpie (831 Dundas Street West)
David Courtright hatched his Suno Deko moniker while taking up residence in India. However, it wasn't until his feet were back on terra firma (well... technically, Atlanta) that he started writing and recording music to match up with the name. A series of introspective and occasionally cheerful electro-pop songs slipped out and David hit the road in support of his stellar Thrown Color EP. Expect to see both David and his emotional range on full display at Wavelength this Sunday. Cam Gordon had some word with David to learn more about his inputs and how they affect his output.
Purveyors of: Fuzzed-out, melodic, grungy-glam-rock. File next to: 90’s Canadian Indie-Rock, Flaming Lips, J Mascis, and Lou Barlow. Playing: Sunday Nov. 2 at the Magpie.
I’m listening to Kurt Marble’s first three songs released under the package, Demonstrative Extended Play, and I’m awash in déjà vu. I can swear I’ve heard this before. Maybe in a half-remembered dream? Maybe in a past life full of over-sized clothing, all-ages shows, and MuchMusic’s The Wedge hosted by Sook-Yin Lee? I begin searching through my old CMJ sampler CDs trying to find that vocal, that guitar tone, that ethereal blend of fuzz and melody that set my teenage soul afloat so long ago. I begin a playlist. I include Spoon, Sebadoh, Blinker the Star, Pure, Nada Surf, Yo La Tengo, classic Flaming Lips, Hum, and Failure — but nothing’s quite right. Kurt Marble is like these things, but he is not these things. The best I can come up with is: Kurt Marble makes music that sounds like you wish the 90’s sounded like. Like a rose-coloured sonic-Instagram filter: modern subject, retro-aesthetic.