MPG (My Pet Genius) made their live return last night for NXNE 2012 at the Great Hall after 13 years and it was a triumphant gig for the band.
They kicked off there set with Anjelika In Jhericurl from “Might Strike Satellite” – watch the video for the track below which was directed by Christopher Mills.
The rest of the set saw them power through a number of new tracks from their upcoming double album, “Empire Of Light”. The three core members Dean Mannella, Evan Sue-Ping and Zach Kourous were joined on bass for the latter half of the show by a member of Bronx Cheerleader. From the live set they ran through last night, Empire Of Light will definitely be an epic album and we are looking forward to hearing it.
Culture Addicts fave shoegazers, my pet genius, make a much overdue return to the music scene with a raw demo of a track that will eventually appear on their upcoming ‘Empire of Light’ double LP in its final form. We have loved this band since they released the ‘Might Strike Satellite’ EP and very excited that they are back.
Wondering where they went? Over the past 10 years, my pet genius have recorded, scraped, re-recorded, abandonned, and re-worked several album’s worth of material. They said it is ‘all towards the greater goal of creating something timeless’ and if this first raw demo for the track ‘Pricked’ is any indication, this is definitely an accurate statement.
You would think that we would have a Honda Indy themed edition of the weekly music video picks since it currently happening in Toronto. We have chosen to again not have a theme, but instead, just bring you some great music videos. We hope you like what we picked for you this week.
Digitalism: Digitalism in Cairo - great track with a sample from The Cure.
Sounds Like Violence: You Give Me Heartattacks - love the vocals on this track.
My Pet Genius: Anjelika in Jhericurl - an unknown band that is no longer, but so good.
Wire: Eardrum Buzz - crappy video, but catchy track.
The Automatic: Recover - such a great chorus which totally makes you sing along.
Jesus & Mary Chain: Never Understand - vintage J & MC with Bobby Gillespie on drums.
That’s it for this week. We will be back next week with more music videos for your listening and viewing pleasure.