The Hecks

Rips, AXIS:SOVA, Bodega

Sun, November 13, 2016

8:00 pm

Union Pool

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00 – $12.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

The Hecks – (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Chicago’s The Hecks — Andy Mosiman (guitar, voc), Dave Vettraino (guitar/voc) and Zach Hebert (drums/voc) — have been skulking around Chicago’s DIY scene for some time now honing their unique twin-guitar sound, weaving tense and beautiful sonic passages of dissonance and harmony into weird and infectious compositions.

Throughout their debut album, The Hecks find different ways to remake/remodel pop songs through an art-rock lens – the descriptor “post punk” applies, but isn’t quite accurate. The Hecks manage to cram knowledge gleaned from years of absorbing sounds and tones both ugly and
beautiful, hitting all the wrong notes in all the wrongs ways to deconstruct sound into their own vessel. Noise drones like “Landscape Photography” and “Tea” sit comfortably amidst the more ‘traditionally structured’ tunes like “The Thaw” & “Trust and Order” as well as the apocalyptic mid-album belter “Favor” which sound like something akin to the heavens falling. The mood is perfectly represented by the cover photograph by Chicago architectural photographer Richard Nickel of a scaffolded building bathed in an otherworldly light, giving the image a surreal semblance, skewing perspective & giving the impression of the image tumbling toward the viewer.

The album was recorded by the band at guitarist Dave Vettraino’s house between July 2014 and January 2016 (on assorted tape machines of varying degrees of quality and working order.), and they worked to create an album that exists independently from their identity as a performing group, purposely juxtaposing content and non-content so that a listen through is an engaging balancing act between space and chatter. – Trouble in Mind Records
Rips – (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Axis: Sova’s recently released Early Surf is a blown-out, sure-as-shootin’ guitar symposium of an album via Ty Segall’s God? Records. It’s the 2nd Axis: Sova LP amidst a smattering of vinyl and cassettes on Richie Records, Kill Shaman, and more. Axis: Sova began as a solo affair for Chicago guitarist, Brett Sova, his savage guitar and voice accompanied only by a blown out drum machine – the Rhythm Arranger. Since then, the Axis: live experience has evolved, expanded, contracted, and now exists in power trio formatting; no matter the line up, it consistently fries ears and minds with vivid guitarisms fully gone off.

“Axis: Sova has presented a rainbow of different narcotic colors, brilliant abrasiveness, and some heavily blasted version of what pop music could sound like on other planets” – All Music Guide
“(Early Surf) maintains a relentless pulse—beneath its sizzling six-string acrobatics, there’s a visceral, congested throb that connects the high-flying fireworks to the earth.” – Chicago Reader
“[‘Fractal Ancestry’ from Early Surf] is a stellar showcase of Sova’s flair for divine debasement, revving up on a boogie-rock riff and Suicide-spooky spiel. Over the course of seven motorikin’ minutes, it all gets blurred into oblivion by layers of lobotomizing guitar solos that cacophonously entangle like radio waves floating through deep space” – Pitchfork
Arising from the endless scroll → Brooklyn based art rock unit BODEGA is comprised of filmmakers, a sculptor, and a curator.

Recordings (documentary) coming soon to a screen near (in front of) you.
Venue Information:
Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
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