Behind the Wall

Austin Music Minute

Behind the Wall

Posted by on Aug 30, 2018

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.