Now on FM and Digital Radio

Tropicalia caribbean, calypso & cumbia with Elle Young, Fri 2:00am - 6:00am
The Breakfast Spread your musical alternative with Nick & Cat, Fri 6:00am - 9:00am
Ports of Paradise exotic mid-century jazz with Paddy Harrisson, Fri 9:00am - 11:00am
Break The Chain reggae & dub with Top Ranking Yoni, Fri 11:00am - 1:00pm
Today's Daily Prize » Only 3 Daily Prizes left! Sign up before midnight to be in today's draw.

Easey Street Sessions: Aa

Aa

Tuesday 3 May 2011

Aa (say "Big A little a") has been one of the most restlessly innovative bands in Brooklyn over the past seven 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 hyper-hyphenate, polyrhythmic sound evokes elements of global dance, hardcore, electronic, pop, psych, and other influences with a sensibility that transcends pastiche to create something wholly, 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.

Listen back to Mixing Up The Medicine with Louise Please for a live set from Aa.

Studio 5 Live Rock & Indie