BEATROUTE BC E-EDITION

Ad

Beatroute BC on Instagram

  • Theres nothing really hellish about the Montreal act SheDevils buthellip
  • We out here! thestruts are oh so fancy Next uphellip
  • Indigenous Fashion Week opens tmrw in Larwill park across fromhellip
  • BeatRoute presents New Music Tuesdays tonight at tacofinovan Hastings location!hellip
  • We just woke up from our Taco Fest food comahellip
  • Enter to win 2 tickets to see the hauntingly beautifulhellip
  • BeatRoute is proud to premiere a new live video fromhellip
  • Just announced! Aug 16 at the Cobalt! We are hostinghellip
  • Tonight at the Fox Cabaret come bare witness to thehellip
Ad
Ad
Ad

TAXA

Sunday 03rd, November 2013 / 11:33

taxa

RESURRECTION YEAR 7”, HEX RECORDS

Taxa is another name for scientific classifications – you know, like species or family or phylum – and yet this band isn’t exactly easy to categorize. The best strategy to do so would probably just entail naming other bands for purposes of comparison – Unwound appears on their Bandcamp page, Mission of Burma are label-mates. Cowards aren’t, but that’s who Vancouver’s Taxa remind me of. Related bands Damages and Deadsure could be brought up in conversation. But let’s just call Taxa gloomy post-grunge, driving, melodic art rock.

The two songs on Resurrection Year tease us with just less than 10 minutes of nimble breakdowns, female backups, menacing, affected bass and drawn-out crescendos.

It’s like they were sick of seeing Albini and Yow tossed around by music journalists and decided to perfect the genre of post-hardcore/alternative/noise rock. Whatever the taxonomic nomenclature, the science is clear. Emotional yet unforgiving, melodic but discordant, Taxa is in a class of its own.

By Sean Orr 

,

AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE:

BeatRoute.ca is a member of Apple Music's Affiliate Program. This site collects commissions on purchases that our site's readers decide to make from Apple Music/iTunes affiliate embeds and hyperlinks provided in our posts.

Search

BEATROUTE AB E-EDITION

Alberta

Recent
Echo and the Bunnymen: Creating Timeless Music

Echo and the Bunnymen: Creating Timeless Music

By Gareth Watkins   CALGARY – There’s really only two things that you need to know about Echo And The Bunnymen: Fact…

, , , , ,

Beatroute AB on Instagram

  • theprovarchive wildmtnmusic
  • Edmontons Scott Cook  The Second Chances close the showhellip
  • oneloveyyc is back for another year and better than everhellip
  • Were missing sledisland but looking forward to other festivals thishellip
  • Look Vibrant is a Montral act chock full of enthusiasmhellip
  • Geomatic Attic is bring the Wide Skies Music and Artshellip
  • bigsugarmusic debuted a ton of new songs at Wild Mountainhellip
  • corinraymond on doctors  You shouldnt be able to givehellip
  • darsombra talks about taking listeners on a journey  readhellip
Ad
Ad