Boomkat Product Review:
With a sound that instantly draws parallels with High Places, Gang Gang Dance and Telepathe, These Are Powers are part of a new wave of, er, no-wave experimenters, bringing together hazardously disjointed outpourings of heavy, electronic beats and effects-skewed guitars. The band's also notable for featuring Liars founding member Pat Noecker, which only further goes to prove their NYC art-rock credentials. There's plenty to get your teeth into here: 'Easy Answers' kicks off sounding like a tweaked sample of Missy Elliott's 'Pass That Dutch', with plenty of drum-centric chaos spiralling all around it. 'Life Of Birds' is better yet, emitting strange, grimy rhyhms and noisy guitar eruptions before 'Double Double Yolk' sets up a kind of shattered electro backbone, adorned by freaky The Knife-in-a-blender vocals. Great stuff.