Consignment

Seattle’s Consignment kicks crusty, lo-fi jams and records them to cassette. Though the sound quality is about as low as lo-fi can get before descending into indecipherability, the music underneath all that hissing and popping actually benefits from the fuzz factor -- think Velvet Underground's "Run Run Run". Carlos Lopez, a member of similar local outfit Scraps, directed the video for one of the band's newer tracks, "Always Tired" The video, like the song, is about a guy suffering from perpetual exhaustion who keeps nodding off standing upright -- a relatable state of being for anyone who's ever endured a Seattle winter. Even if you're not on board with the whole tape re-renaissance, it's worth breaking out the old boom box to listen to these guys. With Pretty Birds That Kill, Mark Sparkles. SARA BRICKNER

Mon., July 19, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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