When singer/composer Michael Bond and guitarist Matt Dennewitz of Coltrane Motion relocated from Cincinnati (where Bond helped helm the still-in-operations datawaslost collective/label) to Chicago a few years back, the Indie music world was just beginning to show more of a whole-hearted interest in danceable, electronic sounds. It was perfect timing for the admittedly more adventurous and noisy duo – perhaps best described as Indie Dance Punk — which has seen many of its releases fervently frothed over by the tastemakers of the music blogosphere. In fact, when the group’s full-length, Songs About Music, came out in 2007, it was ranked alongside some of Indie’s heaviest hitters as one of the most written about new releases of its time. And the reviews were almost universally positive.
The group’s live show is highly recommended, as Bond and Dennewitz make like a sonic Tasmanian Devil whenever they take over a stage. You’ll sweat or be sweated on. And you’ll like it.
They play the Southgate House with The Seedy Seeds. Flotation Walls and the Mighty.