Master/Slave

After a healthy countrywide tour in the fall, Master/Slave is keeping the momentum with a few local shows followed by a cross-country tour in March and April.

To say the past three years have been eventful for Master/Slave would be an understatement, as the band has been on five tours - four of which were coast-to-coast - released two 7" albums and an EP, and gone through three different drummers. Apparent masters of the art of time-suckage, they have a strikingly comprehensive tour blog via their MySpace page, which details their 2007 excursions with vigor.

The band in its current manifestation is made up of Matt Jones, the mastermind of Master/Slave and single permanent member, and Ephriam Nagler, brother of The Velvet Teen's Judah Nagler. Nagler also engineered, mixed and produced their debut album, SCANDAL which should be released sometime in March or April. The band prides itself on having no bass player, and relying on the creative juxtaposition of keyboard synths, drums and guitar. The result is reminiscent of 80s new wave with a garage rock edge, and you can check out a song from the band in yesterday's podcast episode.

Tonight they appear at Hotel Utah with Vows, Hazelden (LA) and Feral Children (Seattle). The show starts at 9pm and is $7.