By: Caitlin Hoffman
I saw Borscht live: they opened for Audio/Rocketry at Wunderbar, one of the better venues along Whyte Ave, not that this means anything to anyone reading this on the internet, `cause the chances of you being from Edmonton are slim. Regardless. They were the first opening act, and even though I didn`t get on the floor because I was sitting with my friend (who paid for the tickets, the sweetheart), they did what I always wish bands (and writers) would do.
They made me feel.
Girl, guy: voice, guitar, drums: more than enough. They had a quick wit and confident, humble presence and their set lasted as long as I needed.
Their album DAZER is available on Bandcamp. First props: the album has no set cost; they chose the Name Your Price option. Smiley face.
As for the music, it was just as good as I remembered, and expected. The obvious hits –Boys Who Make Out, Candy– are the obvious favourites, but Jet Stream too packs a guttural punch, leaving Tipton and BFF to taser loitering soundwaves.
They`re smart and hard, slow and strong, one of the best quiet riots to scream from an Edmonton rooftop.
I dunno what it is, but they`ve got it.