Metronome the City
Metronome the City is very likely to offer the kind of music you might not hear enough, and Isonomia, will easily fix that. Isonomia, the band’s third album released, offers a sort of experimental sound of “schizophrenic rock,” starting with the track “Spaceracer,” an opener that explodes with a dystopian blur of sound, no doubt courtesy of the band’s bass, drums, guitar, and keys. But, what is really cool about Metronome the City’s music is the blend of unlikely materials like glass, sitar, and radio frequencies. These unconventional musical elements are brought together to bring listeners recordings that become a sort of avant-garde/surfer rock/ reggae collage of sound, as you’ll find on tracks “Apophenia” (a personal favorite on the album) and “Beach.”
Band members William Gilbert, Patrick Condon, Brad Theard, and Marc LaPorte have been setting the scene for local underground rock in New Orleans for the last fifteen years, and do not disappoint with their latest release.