Gretchen (2014)

Calgary, AB

Taking the slinky, reverb-drenched guitar lines of much-loved local band, Women, as a starting point, the guitar-bass-drums trio, Gretchen, then launch themselves into jagged terrain. Surf rock, avant-noise and even math rock rear their heads by turns in ever-transforming soundscapes of highbrow/nobrow art rock that's not afraid to clutch tight or headbang loose according to the needs of the moment.