Japan Nite 2011: White White Sisters
My friends, as we sit reading this at our computers and on our smart phones, we are less than three weeks away from the musical meeting of two cultures known as Japan Nite. It’s high time to start taking a long, hard look at the participating bands – all seven of them.
First up: White White Sisters.
Imagine you’re standing in the pit at a concert. You’ve had too much to drink. Bad stage lights periodically blind you with artificial pinks and yellows. The sound system is set to blasting. Yet somehow, you gain a second wind. For a split second, despite the thousands of bodies and flailing limbs that have you surrounded, you are still. You’re at peace. You experience a moment of euphoria; one that is milliseconds away from being destroyed by frenetic chaos. That razor thin instance, that sharpest of edges between nirvana and being consumed by darkness is precisely what White White Sisters sounds like. Electronic and measured yet rebellious and raw at the same time, White White Sisters combine edgy rock with programmed electronica for a sound that is as much at home in a night club as a rock venue.
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