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Noise rap act Moodie Black to play Yacht Club


Moodie Black w/ Emoticon, Gadema

Yacht Club — Saturday, March 14 at 10 p.m.

Minneapolis-based hip-hop duo Moodie Black will bring their noisy, experimental style of rap to the Yacht Club this Saturday at 10 p.m.

The brainchild of MC and producer of K. (Chris Martinez) and guitarist Sean Lindahl, Moodie Black have had their abrasive sound tagged with variety of experimental hip hop genre labels like noise rap, post rap and rap-gaze. The group’s music is certainly harsh — the beats mix industrial soundscapes with feedback, white noise and sound experiments.

Although their sound is aggressive, it would be wrong to characterize it as violent. In many ways it’s oddly contemplative. There are sheets of noise, but the effect is often more like My Bloody Valentine. Their closest musical relatives are fellow hip-hop acts Dalek, Death Grips, Blackie, and even Cities Aviv at his most uncompromising.

The group released their breakout album, Nausea, last year on underground hip-hop label Fake Four Inc. and just last week released a new EP, MB II, an effort that builds on the group’s well developed aesthetic — one that’s been over a decade in the making. They’ll also be making an appearance at SXSW Festival this summer. Given the relevance of their sound, Moodie Black seem poised to blow up in the near future, so Saturday at the Yacht Club could be your last chance to see them at a venue of this size.


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