Kansas City is just alright
People tend to overlook the Midwest when they think of music scenes. And within its small corner of the Midwest Kansas City has long been overshadowed by Lawrence (which is a college town, but still. . .) and Omaha. But there have been solid musicians swirling around the river city for something going on forever. A couple of years ago, a gaggle of those got together to form the Philistines.
Feedback. Heavy chords. And yet that pop sweetness never quite subsides. The Philistines wander through a dense curtain of sounds, never losing their way. The hand guiding these songs is masterful. There's every reason for this to be a big, fat mess. It most definitely is not.
What a glorious place these beasts have created. By and large, it's best for musicians to worry more about where they're going than where their sound came from. The Philistines process all of their influences through the band's own grinder, and while what emerges isn't a coherent sound, it is wonderful.
Enjoy the journey. The sights are spectacular.
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