Boomkat Product Review:
Effi Briest are a buzz-worthy post-punk outfit hailing from Brooklyn, New York. Their name is lifted from Theodor Fontane's classic novel of the same title, which should give you some clue to their gothic leaning sound and literary influences. Following a split 7" with Telepathe, and releases on Sacred Bones - home to Zola Jesus among others - 'Rhizomes' is their acclaimed debut album, an austere blend of bewitching vocals reminding of Siouxsie and The Banshees, with angular, Magazine-alike guitar chops and a a whole heap of other influences worked into the LP over a protracted recording period. The fact this album took an age to come together lends it a depth and coherance that should take longer than most to dissect. Ace.