3/1: Tirra Lirra, Extra Life at the Empty Bottle | Bleader

3/1: Tirra Lirra, Extra Life at the Empty Bottle


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The audacious Brooklyn-based band Extra Life—"basically heavy experimental rock slammed into precious art music, with modern adaptations of medieval vocal styles rubbing against furiously distorted bass lines and pop structures fighting for space with rigorously through-composed asymmetrical arrangements"—opens a free Tirra Lirra show at the Empty Bottle tonight. "Extra Life's music is unapologetically ambitious and complex—the band's actually a bit obnoxious, in the same way Dirty Projectors are—but all the elements, from Looker's rhythmically elaborate vocals to the moody postgoth interludes to the explosions of brutal prog, are articulated with such precision, bravura, and intensity that the last bit of my resistance has been swept away," writes Peter Margasak.

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