O.B. James 1 p.m., March 7
Sound description: Instrumental post-punk and noise.
RIYL: Sigur Rós, Modest Mouse, Mogwai, the Album Leaf, Pinback, Lightning Bolt
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- As I Hear It · Aug. 6, 2008
Inception: San Diego, 2007
Influences: Godspeed You Black Emperor, Hot Snakes, Lightning Bolt, McLusky, Shellac, the Jesus Lizard, Big Business, Don Caballero, June of 44
Architect Sketch is an eight-man band that consists of two people.
With the help of a loop pedal, bassist Andy Kondrat creates a wall of sound, which is paired with Greg Gerardi's understated, complex drumming. Formed after the dissolution of Andy and Greg's previous band the Challenger Deep, Architect Sketch originated as a post-punk improv project. It featured different guitarists from local bands for one-off shows consisting of songs literally written as they were played live. The band and their sound has since evolved into what they are today.
Using nothing more than bass, drums, and the occasional vocals, Architect Sketch is equally at home creating music that is being compared to a combination of Sigur Rós, Modest Mouse, Mogwai, the Album Leaf, and Pinback. Their five-song EP Communication in Cases for Which No Other Form Is Applicable was made available in a limited-edition, numbered run of 200, with each album cover hand-drawn by the band.
A new single “Your Father Must be a Weak Man” was released in June 2012.