Tintoretto - The Sound of Someone You Love Who is Leaving.....and it Doesn't
I, like anyone who saw them only once, was a huge fan of Managra.
I, like anyone who was a fan, was crushed when I found out that they
had called it quits. It seemed tragic that just when they were getting
some national attention and going out on (from what I hear) successful
tours they would end prematurely. Those things happen though, I moved on.
A few months ago I heard about a band formed from ex-members of said band,
and as you can probably guess, I was excited. Anyone who reads my reviews
regularly can tell that ex-members are a thing I like...anyway, I just
couldn't seem to catch them whenever they would play around me. Not having
a working automobile sure didnt help much. Ironically enough, I got lucky
and actually finally caught up with them on vacation last winter. I found
them in Denton, Texas on new years eve no less. They were touring though
with another midwest band that I like, Paris Texas. First, Paris TX played
an enjoyable, crazy, antic filled set with full out stage theatrics from
their charismatic singer. As Tintoretto slumped forward to set up, it
seemed unlikely they could follow a set such as Paris Texas'.
They not only followed it but they succeeded in rocking my ass pretty
hard. They barely talked: their discordant, searing rock did it for them.
They remind me of one of my all time favorite bands, Hoover. Right down to
the quirky, off key vocals. Unlike Hoover, however, they don't waste any
time building up to the climax, they just get out there and "turn it up to
11," so to say. That night I got myself a cassette copy of this CD and
have been listening to it ever since. It hasn't gotten old. This is one
fucking intense band who I recommend to anyone who doesn't mind a
little harshness in their music and wants to rock it without looking
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