Friday, February 15, 2013

2013 AT Showcase Round 4 roundup: Miles Rattz

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Miles Rattz played Round 4 of the Showcase.
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  • Miles Rattz played Round 4 of the Showcase.

Miles Rattz got the jams started last night at Round 4 of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase.

Mainman Michael Chavez and crew embodied Pavement-y slackness in every regard, delivering giddily warped pop tunes with pleasantly baffling arrangements. "Loose" doesn't even begin to describe the Miles Rattz approach to live performance. This might rankle the sort of listeners who get all uptight about things like "tuning" and "timekeeping" and "coherent pop structures" and stuff like that. The rest of us are on board the Rattz train though.

The band was prone to wisecracking too. "This song is called 'Sometimes,'" Chavez said. "Just kidding, it's called 'Always.'"

Guest judge Shayne Gibbs, of Se7en Sharp, wrote "Great sense of humor, nice headbands. I liked the combo of electronic beats with the guitars, hypnotic at times." Judge Grayson Shelton "enjoyed some of their song ideas."

CT found Miles Rattz to be "very kooky with nice melodies," while Mandy McBryde thought "the few songs that opened up to strong hooks and melodies were much more enjoyable for me. Wish they'd start with the last three and move forward from there."

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