After two EPs and a couple of years of electric live shows, Opposites is the approaching full-length debut a big appearance from the Brooklyn art-punk trio Parlor Walls (maybe known to close perusers of this site as the new venture of EULA vocalist Alyse Lamb).
"Birthday," is a sprawling highlight from Opposites that takes the album title truly: Over five minutes, the tune pulls the audience forward and backward between two definitely unique zones. For half of "Birthday," Lamb's guitar strumming is layered with agreeable saxophone from Kate Mohanty and a delicate diving synth bass line from drummer/keyboardist Chris Mulligan. For the other half, they ride a rehashed primal beat in 5/4 time, with impacts of clamor from Lamb and Mulligan tying down the furrow while Mohany's atonal leads thrash against its edges. "Don't you know I'm immaculate?" Lamb asks over and over, expanding the force of her request every time. It's a propping tune in.
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