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Aa Announce New Zealand Tour

Aa Announce New Zealand Tour

Monday 5th December, 2011 12:24PM

Adding to an already impressive summer of shows is Brooklyn experimentalists Aa - pronounced big a little a - who have announced a tour of the North Island in February. Existing for almost a decade, they produce drum heavy freak outs which will no doubt be amazing live...


Thur 16th February - Arc Theatre, Whanganui
Fri 17th February - Mighty Mighty, Wellington
Saturday 18th February - Whammy Bar, Auckland

Press Release:

Aa (”Big A little a”) has been one of the most restlessly innovative bands in Brooklyn over the past 10 years, steadily evolving their unique, intensely stylized brand of DIY maximalism through frequently-changing lineups and instrumentation. Like an ADD-afflicted Boredoms or Aphex Twin re-imagined as a self-taught marching band, the group’s polyrhythmic sound evokes elements of global dance, hardcore, electro, psych, and other influences with a sensibility that transcends pastiche to create something bracingly new. Now featuring multiple hybrid acoustic/electronic drummers, dense, laptop-generated soundscapes, heavily processed vocals, and a distinctive, starkly minimal light show, Aa’s live performances are atmospheric, frenetic, and constantly surprising.

"Not just noise, not just drums, but something that reaches ecstatic, bombastic heights." – Pitchfork

A LOW HUM presents
From Brooklyn, NYC

Aa (Big A little a)
Feb 16 - Arc Theatre, Whanganui
Feb 17 - Mighty Mighty, Wellington
Feb 18 - Whammy Bar, Auckland


"Aa (BIG A little a) has a very swank one-sided LP out on Narnack. It has a very beautiful way of shifting its center in unexpected ways. The single side of music is a fat tableau of the kindsa sounds that young people should be making and enjoying in bistros from here to Kalamazoo. Here they club out bite-sized hunks of neo-no, new-wave-electro-murk, disco-noise readymades, French duck calls and a buncha other stuff. And it sounds quite pleasing!" – Thurston Moore, Arthur Magazine

"Heavily skewed pop, though the definition of pop must be stretched thin to apply. Art-core krunk?" - Flavorpill

"For fans of: Gameboy, Michael J Fox, rubbing your eyes real hard, jazz cigarettes." – The Fader Blog


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