Killer BOB Panda EP
Monday, May 3rd, 2010
Sometimes straight-ahead jazz, sometimes old school no-wave, killer BOB, a band made up entirely of New School students, is a rare gem. Blending a variety of sounds, this quartet of Johan Anderson on saxophone, Dave Scanlon on guitar, Max Jaffe on drums/percussion and Rob Lundburg on bass has managed to create a hodgepodge of free jazz, psychedelic and noise rock that seems to contain influences ranging as diverse as Frank Zappa, John Coltrane, Django Reinhardt and James Chance and the Contortions.
This performance was vastly different from the band’s demo CD, *Panda EP*, where each of the six songs sounds different enough to have been recorded by six different bands. The CD transitions from an opening track vaguely reminiscent of noise rock, to a seven-minute ambient jam session entitled "Climatized Asphalt," to some almost trippy ambient music eerily reminiscent of Animal Collective. According to their MySpace page, the band formed by accident when Max Jaffe agreed to play a show with a band that did not yet exist. He managed to scrape some friends together within a couple of days. The next killer BOB show is on May 21st at the Knickerbocker Café in Brooklyn.
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