You may not be aware of it, but at some point you have encountered music created by Dennis Lyxzén. Maybe you heard his influential punk band Refused, or his other band, The (International) Noise Conspiracy. Perhaps you've listened to the new album by AC4, which Dennis fronts also. (Did I mention it was issued on Ny Våg, Dennis's record label?)
Well, Dennis has a new band, which is really an old band, INVSN. Invasionen, as it was previously known, put out a few albums in the country's native Sweden. Now the group - whose members include (I)NC. alumnus Sara Almgren, and Anders Stenberg, who played with Swedish pop star Lykke Li - has undergone a reboot of sorts: English lyrics, new name, new sound, and new album. The result is a well-crafted mix of industrial post-punk and 80s new wave, reminiscent of The Cure and Joy Division.
INVSN will be in Pittsburgh Tuesday, October 22, at Mr. Smalls. They will be sharing a bill with Minus the Bear. We are pleased to announce a giveaway for the show. Included are a pair of tickets to the concert, a copy of the band's new album on vinyl, and an INVSN t-shirt. Simply email us at PGHmusicreport@gmail.com with “INVSN” in the subject line.
Tickets for the show are $20, and doors open at 8. Get there early: there's another band opening for this top-notch double bill: Slow Bird, an indie rock band out of Seattle.