Freak Pride, Baby

Austin Music Minute

Freak Pride, Baby

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013

It could be described as a surreal melding of absurdity and moonscapes explored on an acid trip. You get swept up in the spirals and flow away wherever it takes you. It’s a vision. Go with it.

Houston-based noise rockers Indian Jewelry were putting out those trippy vibes since 2002, under several different guises that lent to the band’s aura of mystery. Their follow-up to 2010’s raw and zigzagging Totaled continues the obliterating mind journey. Peel It (2012), released on the Reverberation Appreciation Society label, ushered in even bigger sonic tidal waves, dense with layers of drones, reverb, feedback and primitive rhythms. Yet contrasting against the succession of pulsating sounds are these strangely beautiful melodies. To label this as “psychedelic” is merely scratching the surface of something deeper.

Time to get your mind blown again. Indian Jewelry performs tonight at Hotel Vegas, 1500 E. 6th St. The bill includes sets by Hidden Ritual and The Wolf. Get there by 10 p.m. Recommended.

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