Piano Drag

Since 2000 this multifarious rock unit have diligently created an atmosphere worth being a part of. Piano Drag are not only recognized as the band that makes the toughest, snobbiest, and stiffest spine shake the nearest thing that slightly resembles a rump, but finally have the recording that captures the experience. There will be no guilt-trips behind their mechanical podium. Only a hailstorm of rhythmic eruptions and the toying of electronics that accompany a balanced havoc. Musically, they pull off anything they want to be: dark, sexy, emotive, and explosive. But always spilling out the rawness, keeping the energy unending. Maintaining a great distance from the plethora of trendy vomit, Piano Drag cater important soul-rooted resounds you'd gladly swallow.

Piano Drag's point of departure is indie rock/post-punk; from there they push out and against each other to explore the possibilities and breach the boundaries of the form. Part of a new generation of indie rock malcontents, Piano Drag have enough respect for tradition to explode it. They're equally at home rocking guitar-bass-drums, composing electronic remixes of their own songs, or clashing the organic and the electronic together and undercutting expectations of what both should be. Subtle electronics accompany guitars and vocals that sing both melodic and angular to a dynamic rhythm section rife with surprises. The result are songs that evoke motion, fluid and vibrant, never redundant or static. This motive quality is fully realized in Piano Drag's energetic live performances, studies in intensity that leave those in attendance either sweaty or stupefied from the experience. Fortunately, none of this energy was lost in the translation to disc on Possessions and Positions--played loud at home, listeners should still experience the same bated breath and quickened pulse...Piano Drag is music for mature listeners--vital, powerful, and challenging-- yet ultimately accessible to those visceral parts of the brain that direct feet to move and heads to bob.

Piano Drag - With tortured dynamics and spastic melodies, Piano Drag plays gritty, if formulaic post-hardcore.
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