The teeth-rattling noise and detuned guitar glory of ex-Sonic Youth member Kim Gordon and guitarist Bill Nace is captured here in a live performance, recorded during the 2014 Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee. Unlike many live albums, these aren’t note-for-note re-creations of the work found on Body/Head’s 2013 album Coming Apart, but a radical reinterpretation of the material that expands and adapts it using inspired improvisation and healthy doses of feedback. The songs are all the better for it, with added shades of emotion and fury oozing through every chord and squeal.
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OUR PICK: “The Show Is Over”