NXNE Review: Beliefs, June 13, Drake Underground

What NXNE says: “Very, very good local quintet falling somewhere between ‘Isn’t Anything’-era My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth’s art-grunge and Beach House’s stadium sized plaintives. Soon to deservedly be on every A&R person’s radar.”

What PM says: Purported to be “a new band from here” you wouldn’t know it. Beliefs played a tight half-hour set with an abundance of noisy, fuzz-filled guitars and loud bass. As far as I could tell, all three guitarists had Fender Jazzmasters which are best known for being used by shoegaze bands from years past. Vocals were shared between Jesse Crowe and her male counter-part Josh Korody. I spoke to a very humble and polite Josh at the burrito joint a few doors down after the show and he says he’s really excited about this project and is hoping for bigger things to come. They finished their polished set with “Gallows Bird” which you can hear below. No doubt you’ll be hearing about Beliefs in the future so why not catch them tonight at the El Mocambo (main floor) tonight at 9:00 PM instead before everyone else does?

Posted on by Brent in Everything, North By Northeast