Deeper — singer and guitarist Nic Gohl, bassist Drew McBride, and drummer Shiraz Bhatti — are all graduates of Chicago’s rich DIY scene who came together around their love of Wire, Devo, Gang of Four, and Television. While the new record, Auto-Pain, is still within the Great Lakes post-punk tradition of their self-titled debut, the album isn’t as insular as its predecessor; it’s less interested in pile-driving and more willing to dwell in liminal spaces. Guitars enter the picture precisely, locked bass grooves propel things forward. Drummer Shiraz Bhatti, who is half-Pakistani and half-Native American, embraced the drumming patterns he’d heard growing up at pow-wows, channeling the anxieties of his heritage into his playing and keeping the group grounded when they switch into all-out percussive attack. The result is an album both more nuanced and catchy.
This event was previously scheduled for the 16th of April 2020, but will now take place on the 19th of November 2020.
Presented by Rockfeedback
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