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Fri 17 Feb 2012, 9:30pm–3:00am

Where: Mighty Mighty, 104 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: R18


Listed by: mightymighty1

Aa (”Big A little a”) has been one of the most restlessly innovative bands in Brooklyn over the past 10 years, steadily evolving their unique, intensely stylised brand of DIY maximalism through frequently-changing lineups and instrumentation. Like an ADD-afflicted Boredoms or Aphex Twin re-imagined as a self-taught marching band, the group’s polyrhythmic sound evokes elements of global dance, hardcore, electro, psych, and other influences with a sensibility that transcends pastiche to create something bracingly new. Now featuring multiple hybrid acoustic/electronic drummers, dense, laptop-generated soundscapes, heavily processed vocals, and a distinctive, starkly minimal light show, Aa’s live performances are atmospheric, frenetic, and constantly surprising.

"Not just noise, not just drums, but something that reaches ecstatic, bombastic heights." – Pitchfork

A Low Hum presents from Brooklyn, NYC, Aa (Big A little a)
Feb 16 - Arc Theatre, Whanganui
Feb 17 - Mighty Mighty, Wellington
Feb 18 - Whammy Bar, Auckland

All shows are (cheap as) doorsales only.

"Aa (BIG A little a) has a very swank one-sided LP out on Narnack. It has a very beautiful way of shifting its center in unexpected ways. The single side of music is a fat tableau of the kindsa sounds that young people should be making and enjoying in bistros from here to Kalamazoo. Here they club out bite-sized hunks of neo-no, new-wave-electro-murk, disco-noise readymades, French duck calls and a buncha other stuff. And it sounds quite pleasing!" – Thurston Moore, Arthur Magazine

"Heavily skewed pop, though the definition of pop must be stretched thin to apply. Art-core krunk?" - Flavorpill

"For fans of: Gameboy, Michael J Fox, rubbing your eyes real hard, jazz cigarettes." – The Fader Blog

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