Today’s Austin Music Minute was practically gushing. Your AMM host’s tastes do tend to be “darkly inclined,” if that’s a phrase to describe it, and a band like The Dead Space emerges from the darker depths of the post-punk spectrum that a fan can sink her fangs into. But for all the critics’ talk surrounding the Austin trio’s influences – Bauhaus, Joy Division, and holy hell, please don’t leave out Swans, thank you – The Dead Space’s Faker (2014) is an outstanding record that stands on its own badassery. Obviously, there’s a great reverence for the predecessors, but this isn’t mere emulation. The Dead Space carries its own potency.
Tonight marks a rare performance by The Dead Space at Beerland, 711 1/2 Red River. They share the bill with 12XU label mates Borzoi, whose new album A Prayer for War comes out September 21st; unmeant, Slaughterstein, and Hi, Gene!.
Doors open at 9 p.m. for this late show. And it’s worth staying up late for. So very recommended.
-Photo of The Dead Space courtesy of the artist.