Unknown Mortal Orchestra & School of Seven Bells @ Culture Collide, Day 2 10/5/12

Text by Christopher Dreisbach
Photos by Aida Daneshvar


SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS (USA)

It’s been about five years since I’ve seen School of Seven Bells live. In that time they seem to have refined their sound into an even more dance-friendly blend of shoegaze and dream-pop. It worked well in the cavernous expanse of the echoplex and I found myself grinning and dancing along.

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA (USA/ NEW ZEALAND)

One of the best power-trios I’ve seen live. U.M.O. frontman Ruban Nielson has the acidic edge of psych-rock down pat. Throbbing bass, treble-y sinister guitar, and galloping drum patterns undulate in an infectious and nervy fashion. Keep an eye out for these guys.

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