Photo courtesy of Sub Pop Wolf Eyes brings its "trip metal" to the Luminary with Yowie and Brain Transplant on March 16.
"Noise" has become a blanket term for bands that explore and experiment around the beaten path. The genre, like others, is huge and diverse but not without its share of hangups. That's why we're here. Every month, we supply a short list of sure bets in St. Louis, ranging from needlessly complex to minimalist drone. Connect the weird to your ears.
Wolf Eyes came along in the late '90s, a time when noise was in vogue and breached the walls between audience and performer. Fashion tends to move in twenty-year cycles, so the world is about due for a new noise renaissance. Led by American noise alum Nate Young, this trio builds strict industrial beats over a metallic-guitar mess. Tones drop and climb in rapid succession, twisting in tandem around scratchy sonic abrasions. The whole affair feels both confined and completely free -- a testament to the band's versatility.More »