Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hump Day Treat, Experimental Edition

On this particular hump day, Rock and the Single Girl presents Erase Errata, and their single "Tax Dollar".

Erase Errata is a lot of things, but right now, I'm kind of feeling the jittery, tightly wound percussion of their sound, and how comparable it feels to a bad day at the office in which you're running around frantically, fighting with various office machines, and drinking too much coffee. Erase Errata's appeal lies in its ability to convey a manic urgency through sound. It's like listening to a florescent light seizure, and to be able to create a certain feeling, especially such a strange one, with music is what we as musicians all want to be able to do, right? It's a skill that EE has down pat.

This live video from South By Southwest, that halcyon of indie music cool, is one of my favorite videos on all of youtube. It's a well-done video, even with its shaky camera and less than stellar sound. You've got a good, clear view of all the members of Erase Errata, not to mention a few seconds of Hannah Blilie of The Gossip rockin' out on the left-hand side of the stage! But to bring it back to EE: I fell in love with Jenny Hoyston as a performer and guitarist because of this video, and also realized just how amazing drummer Bianca Sparta is. Perhaps that's why it holds such a special place in my heart.

But for those of you who prefer the clarity of an official video, here's a link.

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