This Piano Plays Itself @ Mag Bar

Thursday, July 28

Magnolia Bar & Grill
1398 S. Second St. • 637-9052
$5; 10 p.m.


OK, let’s be honest — that piano had a little help, mostly from bassist and sampler Doug Saylor. This Piano Plays Itself is a self-described post-psychedelic shoegaze band. These Georgia boys mess around with vocals and sampling to create a sound all their own: a mix of “post-rock and electronica jams (arranged) in more conventional structures that utilize vocals/lyrics and create a really cool hybrid.” Since their 2008 debut, the band has run up and down the East Coast jamming on a wall of noise guitar that quivers with a heavy dose of reverb, weaving in and out of a mesmerizing haze of guitar effects and synth riffs that explode into moments of lyrical clarity, as singers Eric and Jayson croon about storm clouds over a burbling acoustic guitar. — Jennifer Harlan

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