Guitarist Mabel Suen (last heard as the sax player for the Ultraviolents) and drummer Joseph Hess (Sleep State) make quick, shouted song-bursts as Spelling Bee. Suen gets an awesomely ragged tone out of her guitar, with a mix of distorted crunch and warm reverb; were it not for the jagged, nail-bomb guitar figures, it would be a great classic-rock fuzz sound. For his part, Hess attacks his drum kit as if it were in danger of running away from him: The beats become fast and furious for a few seconds, then settle into a groove, then speed up again.
Read more here. The band's next show in town is January 26 at Lemmons.
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