Dating back to Ben Sisto's Honeypump booking era several years ago, unexpectedly discovering new local music on Sunday nights at Great Scott has become a personal tradition of mine. Bands like Big Digits and UV Protection first crossed my path in a half-full room in a last gasp for the weekend, and just hanging out catching whatever was on-stage that particular night remains some of my favorite memories of random Allston occurrences.
Last night I went to GS for much-delivered UK electro trio We Have Band, and walked away blown away, by them for a bit but mostly by the second act on the quad-band bill. It was Somerville-based atmospheric post-punk duo Technoir MA, filtering a sound heavy on early dreampop-fed New Order loops and waves but exploding with possibilities. With two guitarists (one a very young Bernard Sumner, almost creepily so) and a wealth of technology at their feet, all that appears missing for these guys to become one of the most promising Boston bands in a long time is a live drummer. Or a visible laptop.
From the stage, a new EP was promised for December, and I'm already counting down. In the meantime, Technoir MA's next local gig arrives Nov. 18 at the Midway Cafe in JP, and they'll be at the pill if they ever want to.