Oakland’s Renais debuts with two-song demo

(photo: Senny Mau) Forming in the late fall of 2014, Renais are a trio from Oakland who play frantic punk that leans toward screamo but also draws heavily on jazz and post-rock. The band includes Rita Leifson, Josh Mendoza, and Thomas Nguyen. Sonically the group feels somewhat like a continuation of Tomm's work in the now defunct Bay Area arty screamo band Matsuri, which played a really unique brand of genre melding screamy music; their final record Endship has developed a sort of culty appreciation in tight knit online communities of post-hardcore appreciators. The under three-minute demo Renais released two Fridays ago opens [...]

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