What does sex sound like in the future? According to the Dangerous Boys Club
—a new quartet composed of members of Portland's always vibrant experimental underground—it sounds like a sci-fi movie shot in the early '80s. "Future Sex" gives off a serious Nexus-6 vibe, like if Rick Deckard chased four replicants into the underbelly of Portland only to trap them for four minutes in the disco room at Portland Tub & Tan. Musically, the song is driven by Mac Mann's organ and pulsing electronics, but the song's heart lies with singer Aaron Montaigne (ex-Antioch Arrow & Heroin) and the gaggle of moaning background singers. I hear traces of industrial music (Bauhaus) and new wave legends (New Order—did you catch the "Age of Consent" reference?) but mostly I just hear a new Portland dance supergroup that wants to get freaky. DBC is the first singing to Nathan Howdeshell's (the Gossip's Brace Paine) Fast Weapons label, and let's hope he keeps it up.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Dangerous Boys ClubSpace
Photo courtesy of DBC
Supernature 28 (Future Dance Party) featuring:
Dangerous Boys Club (members of Get Hustle, Silentist, ex-Antioch Arrow, Heroin)
Joey Casio (K Records)
LCD Soundsystem DJs!
Resident DJs Copy, BJ, E*Rock (Audio Dregs)
free before 10pm, $5 after, 21+
This months Supernature event will be the venue debut of a new all star Portland band: Dangerous Boys Club which features Mac Mann (Get Hustle, Antioch Arrow) on organ and home made electronic pulse machine, Sam Ott on drums, Mark Burden (Silentist) on bass, and Aaron Montaigne on vocals (ex-Antioch Arrow & Heroin). Bringing a decidedly darker throb to the dance party, we're excited for this rare emergence in underworld rock. Joey Casio (K Records) brings new beats also, hot on the trail of his new 7inch and relocation from Olympia to Portland: JC plays aggressive dance punk. Resident DJs Copy, E*Rock and BJ (Manny from Atole) will provide the dance tunes and atmosphere for the remainder of teh evening.