Straight Outta Bandcamp is a regular feature on BDCwire that digs up solid recent releases from various artists in the wild Internet dreamland known as Bandcamp. A bit too much time spent tag-surfing the bandcamp pages of rockers near and far can yield extremely enjoyable results. Luckily, we’re here to share our discoveries with you.
The first band we share is a rising quintet from Atlanta called Warehouse, whose debut LP “Tesseract” hit bandcamp on our nation’s birthday. Warehouse works brilliantly on a number of levels, and each layer of the band’s sound can be picked out and percieved in a different way. The dual guitar sound approaches composition less like a rhythm-and-lead attack and more as a cohesive output of two rhythm components, creating more of a jangly sound than your average punk act. That whole vibe is completely spun around, however, once the lead vocals of Elaine Edenfield take charge. What seems lighthearted, almost poppy, on an instrumental level, becomes a menacing wave of aggression and attitude behind the curdling wails of the lead singer.
The band combines for something on an entirely different wavelength than the punk we’ve been fed in recent years. The commanding tones conjure a similar excitement as Screaming Females or Cloud Nothings, but what could be reminiscent of the innocent melodies of Bent Shapes at one moment could be interrupted by a left hook of ferocity, sounding more like Priests the next. At times, the guitar even goes into psychedelic spaces, using similar effects as the freak-folkers of Quilt. The band is dynamic to say the least, and Boston is lucky enough to be able to host them on Thursday at Great Scott with Krill, Frankie Cosmos, and Free Pizza. Get comfortable with “Tesseract” before the band comes to town this week.