Bergen, Norway's rising noise stalwarts, The Megaphonic Thrift wear their influences proudly and prominently on their collective sleeves, giving nods to Dinosaur Jr., My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth, and we even hear a bit of Swervedriver in there as well. However the band never come off like copyists, quite the opposite actually. The Megaphonic Thrift make hypnotic noise pop that manages to deconstruct those influences to deliver something wholly original.
Born from the embers of Norwegian bands, Casiokids, The Low Frequency in Stereo, and Stereo 21, The Megaphonic Thrift formed in 2007 and released the Acid Blues/Mad Mary 7" in 2008, A Thousand Years of Destruction [EP] in 2009. All while earning a reputation as a ferocious live act from their native Norway to their much talked about 2010 SXSW sets.
On March 8th The Megaphonic Thrift will release their debut full length, Decay Decoy on Canada's Sonic Unyon Records The band has announced a short U.S. tour including another stop at this years SXSW. If you're headed to Austin next month, we implore you not miss your chance to catch The Megaphonic Thift Live.The rest of us will have to hold out hope for a Boton show in the not too distant future.
U.S. Tour Dates
3/13 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge w/Arbouretum and more
3/14 Brooklyn, NY – The Rock Shop, Brooklyn Vegan SXSW-send off
3/16 SXSW – Flavorpill/Musebox/I Rock I Roll/Bellhouse NY Day Party
3/19 SXSW –American Art Authority Day Party (4PM)
3/19 SXSW – Main showcase at Speakeasy (8PM)
[MP3] The Megaphonic Thrift - Candy Sin
[MP3] The Megaphonic Thrift - Sister Joan
[Watch] The Megaphonic Thrift - Talks Like A Weed [ SXSW 2010]