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Monday, July 7, 2014

The Wytches' Gothy Garage Rock Opens for Cloud Nothings and METZ Tonight

Posted By on Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Those of you going to see Cloud Nothings and METZ tonight at Great American Music Hall -- and there must be a fair number of you, since the advance tickets are sold out -- need a warning: Get there early for the first opening band, Brighton, U.K.'s the Wytches. Already buzzing heavily on their native rainy island, the Wytches won lots of praise for U.S. appearances earlier this year, and it's easy to hear why: The band deals in crusty, fuzzy, gothic garage that's delightfully temperamental, like an adolescent beach holiday gone totally wrong. The band just made a ridiculously homespun video for the pissed off-sounding "Robe for Juda" (see below), but many of the cuts from the band's debut album, Annabel Dream Reader, like "Gravedweller," are absolute killers. (The album is out Aug. 26 in the U.S.) The Nirvana debts are mountainous here, yes, but that shouldn't kill your buzz when the Wytches flail about before METZ and Cloud Nothings on O'Farrell Street tonight.

-- @iPORT

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