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Massachusetts Math Rock Duo Giraffes? Giraffes! Embrace Creativity
There's a time and a place to color within the lines. And while neatly colored pictures may look nice and pretty, the process of staying within those boundaries isn't really "art." Art is messy. Music as art is noisy. That freedom to make a mess and see where it goes is part of what's helped keep Massachussets musicians Ken Topham and Joe Andreoli together as Giraffes? Giraffes! for much longer than the shelf lives of your typical group of dudes who met in college and started a band. The duo, with Topham on drums and Andreoli on guitar, play intricate, mathy, noodly music, largely entirely instrumental, and unique.
By Alison Geisler
August 14, 2013