Sunday, May 27th / 8pm / $10 suggested donation
Ecstatic to welcome the amazing Minibeast (featuring Peter Prescott from Mission of Burma) back to Rhizome in DC, for what is sure to be an unforgettable night. They're bringing Permanent Makeup with them (from Florida), and joined by DC's Mock Identity.
Minibeast is the musical creation of Peter Prescott (Mission Of Burma, Volcano Suns, Kustomized, Peer Group). Minibeast combines surf, psych, punk, easy listening, '60s children’s music, and soundtrack influences to create instrumental soundscapes. Live, Minibeast is a 3-piece band with Keith Seidel, Eric Baylies, and Peter Prescott.
"We're from Florida. Everything you've heard is true."
- James, Chris and Susan
Expanding on the Minutemen-influenced critically-acclaimed art-punk of 2013's The Void...It Creeps, Florida's Permanent Makeup gives us their next full length Taker.
Springing from a collaboratively improv-based writing process throughout 2014, the songs on Taker have a more naturally complex and aggressive approach. Bassist Christopher expands "We have seen more of the country as a band, played with countless weird & wonderful bands and been witness to many incredible communities. This album was informed by all of these influences in the context of living and breathing in Tampa Bay, Florida."
"We are definitely more agitated on this record." adds guitarist James.
Whether it's drive and determination, a message of community and frustration or immediacy and purpose you want, then look no further than this band and this record.
Recorded and mixed by guitarist James Bess in their homes directly following 2 major tours of the US in 2014 (and coinciding with the band's 5th anniversary of their debut performance), Taker hits streets and shelves on August 21,2015 on CD and limited edition vinyl.
DC's own Mock Identity brings angular punk and post-hardcore sounds of fire and fury. LP + midwest tour this summer! Stay tuned!