On the Horizon: Fogarino Clearing, EmptyMansions.

On the Horizon: Fogarino Clearing, EmptyMansions.

The onetime currency of Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino’s distant patria, the lira, was socioeconomically speaking a pretty feeble money. Lyra however, the first insight into a newly initiated project between he, unplugged Secret Machine Brandon Curtis, and extolled guitarist Duane Denison of a newly furious The Jesus Lizard which goes by the moniker of EmptyMansions, immediately appears both rich and fulfilling – a wholly worthy adversary to Paul Banks’ somewhat mercurial solo manoeuvres. Apparently heavily influenced by the ephemerally gutural scratchiness of nigh on every last Sonic Youth recording, Fogarino’s slick snarl is of that same species to which belongs Thurston Moore’s inimitably lackadaisical drawl. Indeed, ’90s noise-rock revivalism hasn’t sounded this instantaneously compelling since Lee Ranaldo himself exuded Between The Times And The Tides just last year and with a début full-length entitled snakes/vultures/sulfate on the way, the renaissance may be just beginning…

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