- John Sturdy
Local minimalist rockers Disappears have been transforming Krautrock and garage into cool and cavernous minimalist tunes since 2008. In August they released Era, their first full-length with Noah Leger (Anatomy of Habit, Electric Hawk) behind the kit, and his sturdy, powerful drumming fits the album’s strange, dark, and occasionally creepy sound. Disappears played the Empty Bottle last month to celebrate the release of Era, and we met up with the band before the show to interview them for our ongoing Soundcheck series; we talked about the group’s history, minimalism, and the song that established Disappears’ sound. We also captured the group performing Era‘s opening tune, “Girl,” which Kevin Warwick says is “a noisy vintage Disappears track that’s a bring-down from the first note.” Check it out below:
A special thanks goes out to the folks at the Empty Bottle and their sound man, Shimby McCreery, for allowing us to film the band. Next month Disappears head to Europe for a short tour—if you’re abroad in late November and early December and want to see if the band’s schedule has any crossover with your itinerary, check their website for details.