Taiwan Housing Project at Johnny Brenda's
There is a certain type of very aggressive, feedback-heavy artsy band which really confuses me. I find that I like the intensity of their music but don't like the actual music so much. Something about making songs without any sort of hooks or anything which holds my attention for more than a bit just doesn't work for me. Perhaps all the songs just sound the same?
Taiwan Housing Project are a good example of what those bands ought to be (according to me, anyway). Imagine a noise band writing songs which are actually kind of catchy. Maybe not every song, but mix in something like this or this with all that aggression and suddenly I'm paying attention. Plus the fact that different songs actually sound different makes me think that the band has more than one idea and that it might be worth engaging with the music intellectually (imagine that!)