This Is Exploding

Until the Next Red Light (www.thisisexploding.com)

This Is Exploding Saturday, November 19, at the Grog Shop.
This Is Exploding really does sound like it's about to explode. Now three years old, the Cleveland quartet is a rare example of an indie rock band that has a string of obvious influences, but ultimately transcends them all.

And so while this bunch may borrow a page from Fugazi, with singer-guitarist Joshua Jesty warbling like mid-period Ian MacKaye, they still come with their own distinct sound. Throughout Until the Next Red Light, This Is Exploding plays like the bandmates had a fight right before the session, and the tension is coming to a head during the songs. Thick with distorted bliss, tracks like "Without a Fight" are gloriously disjointed and hard to tune out. And if you're seeing them live, we'll bet they're impossible to stand still through.

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