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"Reverter "No More Haircuts""

Exclaim!
http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/reverter-no_more_haircuts
"Reverter is a vintage post-rock band featuring members in Vancouver and Los Angeles. This week, they release a new single via Kingfisher Bluez, which you can hear now.
New track "No More Haircuts" has the sort of frenetic guitar interplay that would slot Reverter nicely on a playlist with the Kinsella brothers or even Faraquet, but it also expands on the band's previously dissonant output with a ramped-up attentiveness to pop. In other words, the song is both catchy and fascinating."
By Josiah Hughes - Exclaim! Magazine


"Reverter Future You : Discorder Magazine Review, Jancember 2012/13"

Beautifully disjointed and exceptionally unsettled, Future You mixes elements of math rock and post rock to create a rather magnetic experience. Kim Glennie and Patricia Kavanaugh create intricate and unconventional guitar smatterings alongside equally complex timings by drummer Barry Higginson.
Reverter's debut record is full of everything you would expect in a nerd rock record, and some things you wouldn't; the vocals and instrumentation are an exercise in contrast. Kavanaugh's delivery ranges from a smoky cabaret vibe to a punk aesthetic similar to that of Sleater-KIney's Corin Tucker, except in a lower register. Her wails are often in the same pitch, which leaves the question of whether Kavanaugh is capable of explosive bellows completely unanswered.
While the vocals are raw and rough, the arrangements are tight and all the unconventional riffs and rhythms line up like a complex, math problem. The dichotomy is not a problem, however. There's a just enough melody to keep your ears tuned in and the right amount of accessible musical patterns to keep your brain from hurting. In fact, on the album's title-track and finisher, the vocals are noticeably absent and sadly missed as the track meanders on for six minutes with an improvisational feel. Still pretty cool, but different from the rest of the tracks.
Overall, Future You is a consistent record. The album neither contains standouts nor are there any glaring problems. The opening "Tranny Song" sets the tone and pace immediately with elaborate guitar work.
Thirty-nine minutes later, and floating between layers of post-rock noise, math rock precision and purposeful un-refinement, it's as if you are still listening to the opening track. Future You is pretty decent math rock, but leaves me with the urge to pull out my Long, Long, Long records.
- Slavko Bucifal - Discorder Magazine


"The Big Takeover - Reverter - Future You (self-released)"

A West Coast band with D.C. vibes, Vancouver’s Reverter plays complex punk in a style seldom explored since Fugazi‘s 2001 hiatus.
Turning back the clock to pre-Internet, get-in-the-van days, the co-ed trio’s first LP Future You mines post-hardcore song structures and math-rock time signatures, inverting a tired trend or two.
In lieu of Ian MacKaye gruffness or Slint spoken-word, singer-guitarists Trish Kavanaugh and Kim Glennie‘s vocals encompass Breeders harmonies, Sleater-Kinney dissonance, even gutsy R&B pipiness.
As with ’90s Dischord riff-brokers Jawbox — clearly influential here — lead and rhythm are nebulous terms, and tonal language is clean save for occasional trebly overdrive.
Baritone guitar stands in for bass, creating stellar interplay on tracks like the seasick “Quiche” and raised-eyebrow “Slinty Dance.” Barry Higginson‘s drumming is loose, jazzy and right-on.
With its live sound and four-to-six minute songs, Future You‘s uniformity seems intentional. There aren’t standouts so much as different puzzle pieces, but the slow-burning title track’s sweeping arpeggios and lockstep baritone counter-melodies come closest.
If Punk Planet still existed, they’d dig Reverter. If you remember that magazine — or just miss Fugazi — you probably will, too. - The Big Takeover


"The Big Takeover - Reverter - Future You (self-released)"

A West Coast band with D.C. vibes, Vancouver’s Reverter plays complex punk in a style seldom explored since Fugazi‘s 2001 hiatus.
Turning back the clock to pre-Internet, get-in-the-van days, the co-ed trio’s first LP Future You mines post-hardcore song structures and math-rock time signatures, inverting a tired trend or two.
In lieu of Ian MacKaye gruffness or Slint spoken-word, singer-guitarists Trish Kavanaugh and Kim Glennie‘s vocals encompass Breeders harmonies, Sleater-Kinney dissonance, even gutsy R&B pipiness.
As with ’90s Dischord riff-brokers Jawbox — clearly influential here — lead and rhythm are nebulous terms, and tonal language is clean save for occasional trebly overdrive.
Baritone guitar stands in for bass, creating stellar interplay on tracks like the seasick “Quiche” and raised-eyebrow “Slinty Dance.” Barry Higginson‘s drumming is loose, jazzy and right-on.
With its live sound and four-to-six minute songs, Future You‘s uniformity seems intentional. There aren’t standouts so much as different puzzle pieces, but the slow-burning title track’s sweeping arpeggios and lockstep baritone counter-melodies come closest.
If Punk Planet still existed, they’d dig Reverter. If you remember that magazine — or just miss Fugazi — you probably will, too. - The Big Takeover


"Man Your Horse with Reverter and Safety Show"

Man Your Horse with Reverter and Safety Show
August 18 at LanaLou's
Real Live Review by Fraser Dobbs

Of all the places that were destined to fill up on this Saturday night, LanaLou’s was low on my list, not because of the bands on the bill but because the venue itself isn’t prone to walk-in traffic. Regardless, the place was packed early for Reverter’s cherry-red vinyl release show for Future You. Things sounded amazing right until the strict midnight cutoff.
Most of the times I’ve seen Safety Show I’ve been immediately drawn to their slightly-weird indie-alt-rock motif, but their performance seems to rely on the crowd for zeal, and as an opener the band felt static while the audience tried to balance energy levels. From a technical perspective, everything sounded spot-on, especially the crazy spills coming from drummer Joe Shimeld, who has to be one of Vancouver’s best percussionists. The highlight came in “Ship Of Sorrows” and its beautiful crescendo-breakdown pattern, but singer Katie Lapi looked much more comfortable behind a keyboard than she was standing at the front of the stage.
Silkworm-meets-Superchunk with a baritone guitar is probably my dream description of a band, but Reverter’s intricate syncopated guitar rhythms didn’t strike me as exceptional until their set’s midway mark. That said, when Reverter clicked, they clicked, and the tunes (mostly off of the new record), became extra-radical very quickly. There was a lot of technical, mind-boggling musicianship anchoring the trio together into and out of extended instrumental segments, and Patricia Kavanaugh’s voice has a phenomenal edge to it. Without a dedicated bassist, some songs tended towards the shrill side of the audio spectrum but Kavanaugh’s baritone mostly filled out the empty frequencies in the band’s palette. The crowded LanaLou’s was very lucky to get their last glimpse of Reverter for a while, as Kavanaugh is moving to California later in the month.
Man Your Horse are a duo that don’t seem to quit. It was just last week that Julian Marrs and Scott Petrie made it home from an extended west coast tour, and this was already their second show back in town. The weeks the two spent combing the likes of San Francisco and Los Angeles have resulted in a much tighter act than I remember, and it was serious bliss to see these dudes kill new songs and old favourites, particularly the beautiful road trip tune “Grass Baskets”. - Discorder Magazine


"Man Your Horse with Reverter and Safety Show"

Man Your Horse with Reverter and Safety Show
August 18 at LanaLou's
Real Live Review by Fraser Dobbs

Of all the places that were destined to fill up on this Saturday night, LanaLou’s was low on my list, not because of the bands on the bill but because the venue itself isn’t prone to walk-in traffic. Regardless, the place was packed early for Reverter’s cherry-red vinyl release show for Future You. Things sounded amazing right until the strict midnight cutoff.
Most of the times I’ve seen Safety Show I’ve been immediately drawn to their slightly-weird indie-alt-rock motif, but their performance seems to rely on the crowd for zeal, and as an opener the band felt static while the audience tried to balance energy levels. From a technical perspective, everything sounded spot-on, especially the crazy spills coming from drummer Joe Shimeld, who has to be one of Vancouver’s best percussionists. The highlight came in “Ship Of Sorrows” and its beautiful crescendo-breakdown pattern, but singer Katie Lapi looked much more comfortable behind a keyboard than she was standing at the front of the stage.
Silkworm-meets-Superchunk with a baritone guitar is probably my dream description of a band, but Reverter’s intricate syncopated guitar rhythms didn’t strike me as exceptional until their set’s midway mark. That said, when Reverter clicked, they clicked, and the tunes (mostly off of the new record), became extra-radical very quickly. There was a lot of technical, mind-boggling musicianship anchoring the trio together into and out of extended instrumental segments, and Patricia Kavanaugh’s voice has a phenomenal edge to it. Without a dedicated bassist, some songs tended towards the shrill side of the audio spectrum but Kavanaugh’s baritone mostly filled out the empty frequencies in the band’s palette. The crowded LanaLou’s was very lucky to get their last glimpse of Reverter for a while, as Kavanaugh is moving to California later in the month.
Man Your Horse are a duo that don’t seem to quit. It was just last week that Julian Marrs and Scott Petrie made it home from an extended west coast tour, and this was already their second show back in town. The weeks the two spent combing the likes of San Francisco and Los Angeles have resulted in a much tighter act than I remember, and it was serious bliss to see these dudes kill new songs and old favourites, particularly the beautiful road trip tune “Grass Baskets”. - Discorder Magazine


"THIS WEEK’S FEATURED VANCOUVERITES: REVERTER"

THIS WEEK’S FEATURED VANCOUVERITES: REVERTER
by EHREN SEELAND
in VANCOUVERITES on August 7, 2012

Hometown: Vancouver (for now)

How long have you been Vancouverites?
Reverter has been a Vancouver band for about a year now, but as members, are really from all over.

Kim Glennie (guitar, vocals) has been in Vancouver for 13 years, and previously lived in Montreal and Winnipeg. Kim met Patricia (Trish) Kavanaugh (guitar, vocals) about a year ago, when Trish had just moved here from Los Angeles. Trish had previously spent time living in San Francisco, San Diego and the midwest.

The pair met skateboarding last June on Go Skateboard Day at Hastings Skatepark, and were the only two ladies skating that afternoon (although a bunch of girl shredders showed up later). They bonded over skating, musical interests and commonalities like Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes, Slint, Sonic Youth, June of ’44, Rodan, and Shellac, as well as animation (both are professional animators/artists). They seemed destined to start a music project together, and Kim and Trish were soon joined by Barry Higginson (drums) of The Doers and Previous Tenants to complete their three-piece ensemble. Barry has been an essential part of the Vancouver music scene for over 15 years.

Reverter has played a bunch of shows, most recently as part of the Music Waste Festival, and have just finished recording a full-length album, Future You, at The Hive Creative Labs with the talented producer, Jesse Gander.

Reverter will be launching their new release on Saturday August 18, 2012 at LanaLou’s at 362 East Powell Street. You can find more information on the band here and also on their Facebook page.

Occupation:
Reverter are all essentially artists and musicians. Trish works in film post-production, Kim works in animation (and occasionally at the The Naam Restaurant between contracts), and Barry works for Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery.

Best way to spend a Saturday night in Vancouver:
Playing a show! If not, then maybe a bit of skateboarding, food at Bandidas or Foundation, then going to see a band or art show and supporting the local music/art scene.

Favourite Vancouver gallery/shop:
Antisocial Skateboard Shop on Main Street.

Your best Vancouver haiku:
Vancouver best day
No rain, keep the rad alive
For the future you
- http://insidevancouver.ca


"THIS WEEK’S FEATURED VANCOUVERITES: REVERTER"

THIS WEEK’S FEATURED VANCOUVERITES: REVERTER
by EHREN SEELAND
in VANCOUVERITES on August 7, 2012

Hometown: Vancouver (for now)

How long have you been Vancouverites?
Reverter has been a Vancouver band for about a year now, but as members, are really from all over.

Kim Glennie (guitar, vocals) has been in Vancouver for 13 years, and previously lived in Montreal and Winnipeg. Kim met Patricia (Trish) Kavanaugh (guitar, vocals) about a year ago, when Trish had just moved here from Los Angeles. Trish had previously spent time living in San Francisco, San Diego and the midwest.

The pair met skateboarding last June on Go Skateboard Day at Hastings Skatepark, and were the only two ladies skating that afternoon (although a bunch of girl shredders showed up later). They bonded over skating, musical interests and commonalities like Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes, Slint, Sonic Youth, June of ’44, Rodan, and Shellac, as well as animation (both are professional animators/artists). They seemed destined to start a music project together, and Kim and Trish were soon joined by Barry Higginson (drums) of The Doers and Previous Tenants to complete their three-piece ensemble. Barry has been an essential part of the Vancouver music scene for over 15 years.

Reverter has played a bunch of shows, most recently as part of the Music Waste Festival, and have just finished recording a full-length album, Future You, at The Hive Creative Labs with the talented producer, Jesse Gander.

Reverter will be launching their new release on Saturday August 18, 2012 at LanaLou’s at 362 East Powell Street. You can find more information on the band here and also on their Facebook page.

Occupation:
Reverter are all essentially artists and musicians. Trish works in film post-production, Kim works in animation (and occasionally at the The Naam Restaurant between contracts), and Barry works for Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery.

Best way to spend a Saturday night in Vancouver:
Playing a show! If not, then maybe a bit of skateboarding, food at Bandidas or Foundation, then going to see a band or art show and supporting the local music/art scene.

Favourite Vancouver gallery/shop:
Antisocial Skateboard Shop on Main Street.

Your best Vancouver haiku:
Vancouver best day
No rain, keep the rad alive
For the future you
- http://insidevancouver.ca


Discography

Reverter (Future You LP)
http://www.sonicbids.com/2/EPK/?epk_id=364158#audio
http://reverter.bandcamp.com/album/future-you

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Bio

Reverter is Trish (vox, guitars) of Jade Shader, Blackjackaction, Tarentel and Fort Erie, Kim (guitar, vox), of Starbean, Antarctica and Satina Saturnina, and Barry (drums) of the Doers and Previous Tenants. Reverter delves into the post-rock and math-rock musical forms and finds its own unique intricacies, with angular punctuations amid a sonically rich landscape. The trio make Vancouver BC home yet come from elsewhere: Trish is a dual citizen most currently from LA, with SF, SD and midwest roots, Kim from Montreal and Winnipeg, and Barry from BC's beautiful interior. They bring their diverse influences to create tightly wound, melodic yet dissonant tunes that defy genre.