• tashi dorji & tyler damon Leave No Trace (Live In St. Louis) (LP, £17.50)

    label: Family Vineyard

    As live albums go, Tashi Dorji and Tyler Damon nail it down. No matter the crowd - head thrashers, Instagram zombies, shaken jazzniks - the shadow lines of feedback and bombastic percussive bombs are always at peak intensity. Through telepathic engagement the Bhutanese-born guitarist Dorji and Midwestern drummer Damon act with one-mind destruction as Leave No Trace: Live In St. Louis perfectly captures. It's a pure sound for these disruptive, politically tumultuous times. Or Marc Master's describes it as, a power lurching at you "in ways that feel dangerously uncontrolled, like someone playing with a plugged-in toaster over a filled-up bathtub." Leave No Trace - a companion release to their hyper-acclaimed debut Both Will Escape - was recorded at Gaslight in St. Louis. The 500-edition LP features jacket designed by the hand/razor of Jeremy Kannapell; comes with a download coupon. Track Listing: 1. Calm The Shadows 2. Leave No Trace

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