Wow & Flutter

Wow & Flutter

 Portland, Oregon, USA
BandRockPunk

No pain...No entertain!

Biography

Taking the name Wow & Flutter in the late 90's from a term
for analog tape fluctuation, frontman Cord Amato revels in
imperfections. The band's current lineup solidified around
2006 with Amato rounded out by Jack Houston on drums
and Ryan Matheson on bass and keyboard. Their new
album, Equilibrio! (Italian for balance), finds the trio
crawling into a much darker space than 2008's critically
lauded Golden Touch. Maintaining the diversity of its
predecessor, the album sounds bleak but not brooding...
it's as if the band is celebrating scuzzy defects and
enjoying their time wallowing in the mire. Amato is often
quoted as saying “You’re only as old as you rock.” and I'm
happy to say that if Golden Touch was a snotty punk in his
early 20's, Equilibrio! is a musician that's settled into his
own skin; one that's comfortable, confident and well aware
of how to calculate their anger instead of exploding at the
world. The resulting eight songs veer from Omnichordbased
fairytale spookiness, Spacemen 3 gospel-drone and
a touch of Krautrock. Beyond that, the band steadily
maintain their fuzzed-out caveman pummeling drenched in
taut hums and wreaking of burnt wires and blown speakers.

Discography

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EQUILIBRIO! - CD/Vinyl (Mt Fuji Records) Released Oct. 2010
GOLDEN TOUCH - CD/Vinyl (Jealous Butcher Records) Released Sept. 2008
ELEMENTS - 7" (Jealous Butcher Records -2005)
NAMES - CD (J.B.R. -2002)
BETTER TODAY THEN - CD (J.B.R. -2001)
IN A DARKROOM - CD (J.B.R. -2000)
POUNDING THE PAVEMENT - CD (J.B.R. -1999)
GUILTY PLEASURES - CD (J.B.R. - 1998)

Set List

40-45min sets consisting of about 8 songs.