Klarka Weinwurm eBar, Guelph ON, April 5
Published Apr 06, 2017On her pair of EPs, Sackville-via-Toronto singer/guitarist Klarka Weinwurm's music registers as a kind of off-kilter, bedroom-forged indie rock designed for play in the same quiet spaces from whence it was dreamt up. But plug her into a PA, and subtler dynamics already at play have room to build emphasis.
Joined by rhythm section Scott Brown and Luke Patterson at Guelph's eBar, Weinwurm's half-hour Kazoo! set took off in exciting, bold directions, her heartfelt sugary coos and chiming guitar drifting through college-glancing garage rock landscapes and slacker odes to TV. They were bolstered by moments of stylistic departure, sometimes building to knotty propulsion or slowing to doomy marches in frequent, sudden tonal shifts that somehow felt like they belonged there all along.