Have you ever experienced seasons of musical antipathy? Periods when you want to listen to anything but the tunes that you have in your collection, because there must be something more interesting out there? The last few months have been like that for me, and I found myself digging more into foreign musical terrain, from the hyper local to the ubiquitously popular.
In the midst of this whole process, I bought myself an impromptu trip to Toronto for the NXNE Festival, And, mincing through its hundreds of artists, found some noisemakers that are worth perking your ears to.
First up, Toronto’s Mesa Mesa. Their name recalls alien landscapes of the California coast, these wind-eroded geographic features that stand out from its surroundings like tabletops. Similarly, their music chips away at its rock and electronic structures and reveals something layered and noteworthy. Check them out, and if you’re in town for NXNE, come see them with me.
Mesa Mesa on Facebook.