Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Aunt Annie's Alligator

After my brilliant post last week on bands with two drummers (which apparently stunned my readership into silence), I remembered that there is a band which has taken the double-drum thang to another level. It's Aa (pronounced Big A, little a), a band with three drummers!

Aa recently released their first album, GAame, which includes a full length CD plus a DVD with live footage and videos for each of the songs. Visit the Aa website to check out their discography and gig flyers (which feature fantastic artwork from one of their drummers, Aron Wahl). Aa frontman John Atkinson (who plays synths and shouts through a megaphone) has a blog that I used to frequent back when he was posting songs from the Fall.

The music of Aa owes a little to the Fall, in its severity and mystery, but Aa dispenses entirely with guitars. Is Aa the Big Pig of the Naughties? Let your own ears decide. Listen to Flag Day. You can hear another Aa track, and buy the album GAame, at Insound.


At 5/30/2007 11:37 PM , Blogger Disco:Very said...

Re: multiple drummer bands. You might also enjoy Shit And Shine who--apart from having the most bitchin' name evah!--have (I believe) four drummers playing over incessant monster riffs over and over and over for each 20 minute track. Or something like that. Check them out here:

At 6/04/2007 1:09 PM , Blogger jon manyjars said...

I will check them out indeed. Also read recently in Stomp & Stammer magazine about Kylesa, a metal band in Savannah GA with two drummers.


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