News Weird Era

Discordant, abrasive noise rock.


Weird Era
Based: Manchester
Similar to: Deerhunter

In 2008, Deerhunter released two albums simultaneously of such quality and intrigue that it would cement them amongst the fore-most pioneers of modern guitar music. Right now, in 2012, the exact same is happening with Weird Era.

The Manchester band’s two recent albums – ‘TOYBOY’ and ‘Crawlspace’ – are disorientating sonic adventures full of contradiction. They make discordant and abrasive noise rock which mixes with the lighter contrasts of harmonic tones and distant shoegazing vocals. The resulting sound is desolate but always beautiful. There are no stand out tracks – they’re all stand out tracks.

The Deerhunter influence is clear here – it’s where Weird Era get their name and idea for presenting these two albums together – but it would be incorrect to suggest that influence is the limit of what they achieve. It seems more a starting point for them as they now continue down their own path. The ultimate achievement here is that they rival the levels of quality that Deerhunter reached in 2008.

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