Monday, March 27, 2006

Redefining noise

Serena Maneeseh are coming this Thursday to the Grog Shop w/ Cleveland's very own The Volta Sound. Serena Maneesh are from Oslo, Norway and spent last fall opening for the Dandy Warhol's throughout their European tour. Their debut s/t album was recorded in Olso, New York and Chicago @ Steve Albini's famed Electrical Audio Recordings. It's also worth noting that Sufjan Stevens was involved with the recording of their album. Sadly, Serena Maneesh are victims of the same circumstance that The Editors experienced, playing shows in the United States without a record release state side.

The sound that Serena Maneesh mirrors most is a combination of My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and Primal Scream. It's been said that "[Serena Maneesh] are inspired by southern blues via Neu! to Gershwin." Based on the countless positive reviews, it is clear that Serena Maneesh were well received at this year's SXSW. I discovered this band while reading about their show with Asobi Seksu @ The Mercury Lounge in NYC back in January. Here is Pitchfork's account of that performance. Thanks to Brad from Bradley's Almanac, he has pictures and live mp3's of their most recent Boston show.

(mp3) Serena Maneesh - UnDeux

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