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By Laura Bond
Published on February 28, 2002

There are reasons why the angels in old Renaissance-era frescoes are always toting horns, and they aren't all biblical: Blown just so, brass instruments have a way of setting a tone, inducing feelings -- from reverent to melancholic and back again. PW3, one of Denver's more successfully nebulous outfits, folds horns of all kinds into its soundscapes alongside muted guitars, a restrained bass and drums that rattle around the rim of your listening space -- and your consciousness. Melodic, daring but never opaque, the five members of PW3 aren't bound by any kind of genre considerations; instead, they riff off a freedom to do whatever they please by sometimes slowing down for truly cool, free-range jazz provocations or cranking up for distortion-laden, driving instrumentals. A headlining appearance at the Bug Theatre on Thursday, February 28, with Andy Monley opening, will find the band (formerly known as the Perry Weissman 3) in an environment that does justice to their artistry. Do the Weiss thing.


- Westword


Discography

ALBUMS

Squirting Flower - Shrat Field Recordings (2003)

The Perry Weissman 3 - Infinite 7 Records (1998)

COMPILATIONS

Local Shakedown - Smooch Records (2000)

Noise Tent '99 - DU Records (1999)

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Bio

PW3 is an experimental music project featuring current members of and past contributors to seminal indie rock outfits such as The Apples in Stereo and Neutral Milk Hotel. Showing influences as wide-ranging as James Brown, Sun Ra, Sonic Youth, and Indonesian gamelan, the music of PW3 morphs from sublimely orchestrated horns to waves of guitar feedback.

PW3 performed at the 1999 CMJ music festival in New York and has been nominated by Denver's independent newspaper for five consecutive years as one of the city's best jazz bands.

"PW3 aren't bound by any kind of genre considerations; instead, they riff off a freedom to do whatever they please by sometimes slowing down for truly cool, free-range jazz provocations or cranking up for distortion-laden, driving instrumentals."
-- Laura Bond, Westword music editor