Movie Club – “Thresher”


“Thresher” is a menacing instrumental rock success from Movie Club, a duo based in Venice Beach comprising drummer Jessamyn Violet and guitarist Vince Cuneo. Bassist Tim Lefebvre (David Bowie) and saxophonist David Ralicke (Ozomatli) add their talents on this track.

Releasing ahead of the duo’s sophomore LP Great White, “Thresher” ignites with moody guitar lines that escalate into a whirring intensity around the 30-second mark. This re-occurs past the first minute, subsequently bolstered by a multi-layered tonal resonance that ups the vigor. Higher-pitched guitar complements add further to the climactic fervency, concluding in a chaotically brilliant meshing of rhythms and murky guitars. “Thresher” is a riveting rocker from Movie Club, from start to finish.

Check out Movie Club live throughout August at their Monday night residency at Hollywood venue Harvard & Stone. They will be featuring a “variety show” type of performance — including “notable instrumentalists, burlesque dancers, drag performers, MCs and more.”

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 2023’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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