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ARTIST
TITLE
Golden Worry
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
THR 243CD THR 243CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
1/24/2011

"Thank You could only come from one city, at one moment in time. Like Pere Ubu's Cleveland and Joy Division's Manchester, post-industrial Baltimore serves as simultaneous playground, obstacle course, and muse to this show-stealing art-rock trio. Jeffrey McGrath (everything), Michael Bouyoucas (everything), and Emmanuel Nicolaidis (everything) are veterans of a cold era when the Baltimore music scene barely exceeded the carrying capacity of a warehouse elevator. Things change, and the band's urgent collision of rhythm, melody, and noise has placed them at the creative center of today's Baltimore renaissance. Here we have guitars, drums, and vocals -- but also '60s Vox organs, harmonica, mini-moog, jaw harp, sampler, and Fender Twin Reverb amps -- all in the service of six hypnotic tracks of Baltimore-built avant-rock. From the first-jangling, then-jagged guitars of album-opener '1-2-3 Bad' to the triumphant swirls and squeals of 'Continental Divide' and the dexterously deconstructed instrumental bridge of galvanizing closer 'Can't/Can,' these songs are intricate yet immediate stunners. Attacked with the ecstatic, fierce energy of a Thank You live set -- and then perfected in the studio with ears attuned to dub, Eno, 20th Century classical, and Konono No. 1 -- Golden Worry is a new world in which we listeners can lose ourselves: the sound of Baltimore at the vanguard as we enter the Two-Thousand Teens."