Even the tango rhythm of "All Yesterday's Parties," which could be an eye-rolling gimmick in the hands of a lesser band, sounds natural, like a gently mocking celebration of the past. Throughout the album, Kirkpatrick's signature piano builds tension, then releases it in glorious climax amidst Hamilton's itchy, buzzing synth bass and atmospherics, all underpinned by Anderson's relentless, propulsive beats. It's alternately and sometimes simultaneously dramatic and minimal, hysterical and creepy, paranoid and lucid, triumphant and cowering.

Simply put, it's phenomenal.

If there's any gripe to be made against Nervous Curtains, it's that, ironically, the band created to help fill out live renditions of songs from Turn on the Interference no longer plays any material from that great album. But, Kirkpatrick says, he'll likely play solo shows again, eventually.

Now with a band behind him, Sean
Kirkpatrick’s music feels more complete.
Spike Johnson
Now with a band behind him, Sean Kirkpatrick’s music feels more complete.

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Andy's Basement Bar & Grill

122 N. Locust St., Ste B
Denton, TX 76201

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Denton

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Nervous Curtains performs Thursday, March 11, at Andy's Bar in Denton as part of the NX35 Conferette.

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Maybe they will truly be solo shows this time—or maybe he'll end up inadvertently starting yet another band. Either way should be fine with his fans.

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