New York'sBlonde Redhead
is fresh off the release of their eighth studio album,Penny Sparkle
, which sees the band forging ahead into new musical territory, and passing through Dallas at the
tonight. And while the new album has been compared toCocteau Twins
,My Bloody Valentine
and other shoegaze bands of the early '90s, longtime fans know that this hasn't always been the case with Blonde Redhead's music.
Here's what our own Chris Parker had to say about the trio's musical exploration:
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While some acts emerge full-grown and spend a career exploring variations on a theme, the more intriguing trajectories often belong to those bands that spend their lifetimes in a variety of guises, expanding and subtracting from their sound. Blonde Redhead hail from the latter camp, after having spent their early years on Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley's label Smells Like Records, and surveying a noisy, experimental sound similar to his seminal band.
Expect to hear a whole bunch of the band's incarnations at tonight's show, though. And, since the fine folks over at the Granada have been nice enough to pass along two pairs of tickets to us, maybe you can hear them for free, too. Hit the jump to find out how to win a pair of tickets to this show.
Just be among the first two people to email me with the words "Redheads Have More Fun" in the subject line, and the tickets will be yours. Good luck!
Update: Contest is over. Congratulations to our winners!