With its latest album, Novel Sounds of the Nouveau South, Ha Ha Tonka invites listeners on a literate and rocking tour of the Southern Midwestern past and present.
Punctuated with sections of ambient minimalism, Tambersauro's densely layered post-punk instrumentation creates a conduit through which spoken-, whispered-, and often screamed-word poetry flows. The Houston natives offered a solid performance on Spazztick.
Hailing from the not-too-distant land of Carbondale, Ill., Gods on Safari raped, pillaged and plundered their way into St. Louis with their destructive brand of hardcore noisiness. Does anything remain standing of the Magnolia Avenue? Find out by streaming their fervent set.
Simple yet engaging, the minimal math rock of Mellified Man is at both times confounding and thunderous. The Saint Louis two-piece brought the instrumental noise to Spazztick during an exclusive in-studio performance.