- Witloof Bar
An atypical trio that stretches musical boundaries
WhenTue. 30 May, 2023
- Witloof Bar
“Editrix takes punk’s framework and stretches it to its breaking point, pushing listeners to question orthodoxy in all its forms”
What exactly is “pop music” and why is it actually Editrix? Do not expect calcified recreations of pre-existing bands, even the ones Editrix loves. But if pop has anything to do with melody, well, prepare yourself to be singing along by the second line of each track. If it’s defined by rhythm, warn your head not to get caught napping because it will shortly be banging. And if, to you, pop equals a full-on full-frequency sonic sickness, this one grabs your ears by the ear lapels and never lets go.Editrix is Steve Cameron, Josh Daniel, and Wendy Eisenberg. Steve plays bass, Josh plays drums, Wendy plays guitar and sings. God plays the synth.
Editrix is as if you took music that is borderline classical in its crystalline perfection and obsessive attention to detail, and then played it through Kurt Cobain’s Rat pedal, with not a shred of piety or decorum.
From the first slide guitar notes of the opening title track, this is doom-laden nihilism lovingly decorated in heart stickers. It is caring, pretending not to care, resisting the emotive signals so abused in mainstream, which is what tells you that it really does care. It is sweet and sour and spicy and salty and bitter and umami, and cooked using only homegrown local ingredients. It is the synthesis of the dialectic and the clarion call of the proletarian revolution.