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By far one of the most impressive instances of genre-blending, shoegazing, inventive rock is percussionist, Adam Pierce's band, Mice Parade. This experimental mind melds intricate, precision drumming with a slew of overdubs, acoustic (and electric) guitars, violins, old synths, vibes (and other world instruments) and elevated, soothing vocal melodies to birth an indelible new sound that transcends the mold of the post-rock movement. Shinning through as heavy influences are African based beats and Eastern harmonics.
Wheezing their way through New York City's top venues, Alex Pall and Rhett Bixler have proven that vodka and cigarettes aren't as sinful as we thought. A slow night at Marquee in winter 2007 brought the dynamic duo together, and ever since they've been rocking parties, blackening lungs, and "bringing a rage room dance energy" to NYC's hottest venues. Now if only they could land that Phillip Morris sponsorship...
Going into a set, do you mix according to the crowd, or do you have pre-mixed sets that you play?