Check out Irata, playing at Trash Bar in Brooklyn on Thursday at 10 pm. From their publicist:
If you’re into something that sounds a bit like Mono/Mogwai… influenced heavily by Zepplin… I think you’re going to like the instrumental jams that Irata have in store for folks at this year’s CMJ performance.
Irata are from Greensboro, NC and have been hammering around the U.S. since 2007. Their S/T release has been a favorite of college stations across the country as well as XM listeners throughout the world of satellite radio.
“This is definitely one of the most creative heavy progressive-instumental albums thus far in 2008. Irata possesses more than the typical technical riffs, distortion and melodic lines. It experiments with a mix of under-and over-tone bridges incorporatin a perfect industrial flow in and out of a formula that says, “We aren’t sticking to a formula.” 4-1/2 albums - Heather Mac of Yes Weekly
“Irata’s self titled debut serves as proof that a band can do just fine without a singer. As Irata is all instrumentals, the songs are so overly complete that it’s easy to forget that there are no vocals. It moves along with enough character and bravado that nearly a third of the way in you realize no one’s singing. And that’s just fantastic.” – Bootleg Magazine