Blown away by Panther Attack. Compositions off the hook, so complex, orchestral. Surprised they didn’t have sheet music, given the number of changes, time signatures, dropped beats, interweaving melodies etc. The band was tight. Sometimes two drummers, where one drummer would take a fill while the other drummer held “the beat” (whereever that was…) or insane syncopation between these two monster drummers. Then one of the drummers, Kelly Mynes, (who is also in the formidable band Austinitic, also a big fan) who had been playing drums with a guitar pick in his mouth for the first three songs, left the drums and picked up a guitar, playing left-handed, but not re-strung, such that the lower strings were below the higher strings. Crowd was into it – hootin and yellin during songs.
Their 2010 album Martyr Bonus can be heard on MySpace here. Some amazing tracks on that, like “You Look Good Wearing My Future” and “Christ The Destroyer.” And here’s Espionage a Trois from the 2008 Sharp Moments.