Thursday, May 9, 2013 • Doors 7pm • Show 8pm • $8 Advance • $10 Day of Show • All Ages
Generationals new album Heza was recorded in phases between Jim Eno’s Public Hifi in Austin, producer Daniel Black’s Bent Black studio in D.C., and the band’s hometown of New Orleans, Heza finds Generationals more satisfied in songs that breathe and grow over time.
These songs show restraint, with the hooks developing in the spaces between sounds and an attention to rhythms and textures revealing a more patient band willing to dig for deeper gems than in their previous work.
Tracks like “You Got Me” and “Put a Light On” use minimalist electronic frameworks to match the intensity of more straightforward guitarwork on “Spinoza” and “I Never Know,” all of them placing the focus more on layers and arrangements than on forcing the hook.
On Heza, Generationals aren’t so much shedding their old skin as growing more comfortable in the one they’ve always inhabited.