Under The Radar: Kairon; IRSE!

Finnish band recommended for fans of Nothing, My Bloody Valentine

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Kairon; IRSE!

Is your girlfriend still not getting into the latest Cavalera Conspiracy or At the Gates albums despite their obvious radness? This could be a problem, as we are entering the holiday season, and with holidays comes tons of traveling. And tons of driving with your girlfriend means tons of Nikki Minaj or whatever the cool folks listen to nowadays.

If you find yourself in this pickle, put on Kairon; IRSE!. These Finnish purveyors of sick tunage are heavy enough to keep you going, but aren’t scary or as spastic as those blackened retroprogressive doomgrind groups you’re normally blasting. It’s a win/win.

Kairon; IRSE! are a psychedelic shoegaze group, not exactly metal, but they are up our collective alley. The quartet released an LP in August called Ujubasajuba, and I’ve spent quite a lot of time with it. Besides driving to, this album is perfect for doing menial cataloging or paperwork, or even falling asleep to. It’s loud and heavy but steadily relaxing.

I have so many questions about titles this band uses. I think this is the first time I’ve ever seen a semicolon used in a band’s name, let alone in a name that has another abrasive punctuation mark, “!.” And do the band and album names translate to something, or are they just messing with us by using nonsense words? I must know. I’ll learn Finnish and report back.

Regardless, Kairon; IRSE! would go perfectly on a playlist with Nothing, My Bloody Valentine, and, if you’re feeling bold, Deafheaven. Make that mixtape, jam out, and drive safe.

Ujubasajuba by Kairon; IRSE!

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