On Thursday, Pianos was packed with patrons in search of margaritas and cervezas. If you were fortunate enough to make your way to the back room on Cinco de Mayo, you would have discovered the hidden gem known as Enemy Planes. The Minneapolis based band was born out of Solid Gold, GAYNGS and Pictures of Then and have emerged with dark and twisting melodies that makes listeners feel like they are floating down a hypnotic tunnel of sound.
Their set was full of euphoric songs that segued into moody anthologies and delicate instrumentation. The band played tracks off of their debut album, Beta Lowdown (released on March 25, 2016), against tie-dye projections. The cascading light sucked you into the exaggerated electronic undertone.
The band aptly describes their sound as “tripnotic.” You will hear hints of hysteria, loud protesting vocals by lead singer, Casey Call, and a comforting quiet. When Call dedicated a song to bandmate, Shön Troth, who is home battling cancer, you could feel the entire band throw everything they had into the track. For Enemy Planes, their music is as much about hearing as feeling and it is easy to get caught up in their whirlwind of sound.
A portion of proceeds from sales of Beta Lowdown will be donated to help schools revamp their music education program. You can check out Enemy Planes’ upcoming shows here.
Article: Alx Bear