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CONCERT PREVIEW: Pity Sex and another preposterously named band

Posted July 2nd, 2013 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS

The two bands with my current favorite names are touring together, and they‘re performing Friday, July 5, at Seattle‘s edgy El Corazon.

For one, I offer you: Pity Sex. And if, you know, you’re not into the whole brevity thing: The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die.

“The name comes from a really bad joke about song titles in the post-rock genre,” TWIaBP&IANLAtD singer-guitarist Greg Horbal writes. And the punch line is? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Pity Sex drummer Sean St. Charles is, if somewhat reluctantly, a bit more expansive.

“Ehh, that’s not a question I like to answer really,” St. Charles (no, he wasn‘t a member of Spinal Tap) emails. “I’ll say that it’s a name that makes people feel uncomfortable and I want to confront that.

“I hate to hear pity sex as a phrase. What the hell is that supposed to mean? There’s nothing pitiful about sex. Sex shouldn’t scare people. We write about sex a lot — not gratuitously, sex as love, sex as human, etc.”

Get the details about the show at the El Corazon website.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Mikel Toombs is a frequent contributor to GeneStout.com. Read his recent post on My Morning Jacket here.)


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