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Thursday, March 17 • 10:20pm - 11:20pm
Rayon Beach

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Rayon Beach are one of the most head-blasting, endorphin-rushing musical anomalies we've stumbled across in a while, and these six tracks of exotic punk psychedelia are just what the doctor ordered. Located terrestrially in Austin, TX but borne of outer limits only imagined by acid casualties trying to find where Syd Barrett lives, Rayon Beach take us on an incredible ride through surreal sound-scapes and off-center arrangements, and pull it all together under a tight black umbrella, soaked in afterbirth and glowing like weird moon rocks. With aural slices so scrappy and inspirational, they effortlessly conjoin shards of obscure noise, not unlike the uncategorizable brilliance of The Deviants, Swell Maps, and The Soft Boys, in that inescapable running of the primal Pink Floyd nuance through the chainsaw-style state of mind.

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Rayon Beach

It takes a lot of guts to pull the plug on a successful musical formula and dive headlong into the unknown. I'm not advocating anyone cut Rayon Beach open to find out exactly what I'm talking about --- then again, can I really stop you? --- but their transformation over the last two... Read More →

Thursday March 17, 2011 10:20pm - 11:20pm CDT

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