MUSIC REVIEW: Static of the Gods, Knowledge Machine

Static of the Gods, if you need a reference, sounds like Mistle Thrush [my favorite 90s Boston band] w/ a grungy pop miasma. Swirly compilations, churning guitar, and the intense Miki Berenyi-esque vocals, angelic and lilting, of Jen Johnson (voice, guitar and keyboard) propel Static of the Gods beyond sublime. Johnson experiments with various vocal nuances to convey many emotions and layers. On the band’s sophomore album Knowledge Machine, listeners will be engulfed in the exquisite collection of songs. A dark and melancholic undercurrent separates the music of Static of the Gods from other indie bands. Unique, heartbreaking songs with a silver lining. Knowledge Machine is the sort of album you listen to from beginning to end and then repeat and repeat.

SOTG, photo from band web site

gigs

Friday, March 26th—Philadelphia– The Fire

Saturday, March 27th– Cambridge, MA– TT the Bear’s Place [Record Release Party]

for more information visit Static of the Gods web site

download Knowledge Machine this week for free

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