Sounds of Hopscotch 2015 #18: Patois Counselors

It's that time, y'all. Hopscotch time. Despite being a relative new kid on the festival block, with every year the Raleigh festivus gets bigger and harder to ignore. And I'm delighted to report that after a brief hiatus, your intrepid hostess will be venturing down I-85 to check out this year's impressive musical offerings. The only bummer is that I can't see every band the festival has to offer. These are my Hopscotch picks, imperative listening whether you're going to be in Raleigh this coming weekend or not.

One of the most exciting little diamonds I've found amongst the stacked Hopscotch lineup is Charlotte post-punk outfit Patois Counselors. I was struck instantly with their noisy onslaught, so reminiscent to me of the divine Swell Maps. Jerking, twitching, and relentless, the grit rolls ever onward, wreaking havoc. And I want more.  

[posted 9.9.15]


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