Homespun: Exercise, Grandma's House
Rising from the ashes of lovable spazz-pop band Berlin Whale, Exercise takes a more spacious, meandering view of the pop song on its full-length debut, Grandma's House. The herky-jerky vibrations of the trio's previous band have been slowed down and drawn out, not unlike a cassette tape that's been left out in the sun. The warped cassette may be an apt analogy; singer Trevor Berkholtz is credited with playing "tapes" alongside guitar and Casiotone, and the brief sound collage that opens "Claustrophobe," as well as the decaying vocals on "Panama," point to a more experimental, slightly musique concrète direction.Read the rest here. The band's CD release show is 8:30 p.m. tonight at the Firebird, with Netherfriends, Bearkat and Bootz Orchestra as openers. Snag an MP3 below.