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Secret Machines – September OOO

Just when you think you’ve got this trio pinned, they jump somewhere else?from Television to Mercury Rev to Pink Floyd. The opening piece of their debut mini album is “What Used To Be French”, seven minutes of wonderfully ascending Marquee Moon menace, a highlight of the recent Yes New York compilation. Dallas brothers Brandon and Ben Curtis and drummer Josh Garza relocated to Manhattan three years ago, and are reckoned to be the city’s best live band, having played with Spiritualized, Interpol and Trail Of Dead. “It’s A Bad Wind” and “Marconi’s Radio” reveal both perverse sonic ambition and grizzled soul. They won’t be secret for long.