ARTIST / BAND: Hi Red Cente
SONG (MP3): "Symmetry Chameleon"
FILE UNDER: Experimental / Pop
LABEL: Joyful Noise Recordings
INFO: Formed in 2003, Hi Red Center are an endearingly odd and distorted version of a familiar instrumental quartet. Consider a drummer who swings effortlessly between lurching off-time rhythms and anthemic beats, a drummer/ vibraphone/electronic/synth player who adds everything from burbling noise to contagious melodies, a bassist who lays down the frenzied punch of post-punk with the melodic dexterity of krautrock, and a guitarist that creates a rich textural fuzz that makes it rock.