By: Anand Harsh
From one Berklee School of Music alum to another, it certainly looks good when Lettuce and Break Science drummer Adam Deitch calls you his favorite band. Led by saxman and producer James Casey, the electronic stylings of Animus Rexx are unmatched. After anchoring a couple dates with Trey Anastasio Band today and tomorrow, Casey's own band hits Highline Ballroom on Sunday (October 18th) with none other than DJ Brownie (The Disco Biscuits' Marc Brownstein) opening the show. They've also been in heavy rotation on Sirus XM's Jam On playlist. Powerful friends, eh?
As we should have expected with dubstep and trap, a live band has figured out how to replicate those "future bass" sounds we have fallen in love with. Today's premiere, "Forgive," sees Animus Rexx playing with those wavey sounds that made Flume and Mr. Carmack superstars. Bringing keys, guitar, bass, and drums into the mix of swirling, ephemeral vocals, spaced out melodies, and off-kilter beats is nothing short of genius. Someone had to do it. Animus Rexx did it.
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