Agender Brings Post Punk Energy To The Echo Thoughts+Photos: Agender at The Echo 2/6/23
LOS ANGELES, CA- Agender is an LA-based post-punk band and I caught them for the first time during Crook’s first residency gig. Fronted by Romy Hoffman (lead singer/guitarist), Agender is a quartet with bassist Christy Michel, drummer Christy Greenwood and Sara Rivas on synths.
This band was a lot of fun and I thoroughly enjoyed their post-punk spirit. Driving bass lines, ominously avant-garde synth melodies and lots and lots of punk attitude from Romy. I dug into their music after catching their performance and the subject matter of their music seems to follow the post-punk ethos of voicing social commentary as well. Per the band, they describe their 2022 album No Nostalgia as:
“[A satirical] examin[ation] of their place in today’s fast-evolving world. The album reads as a newspaper or a collage. It’s a political, spiritual, philosophical look at modern society- the information age. It’s an anthropological look at the absurd current state of affairs. It’s focused yet unhinged, self reflective, observant, brash, tongue in cheek, serious yet playful. Excavations and observations of the mind of an anxiously attached, overthinking, spiritual human.”
No Nostalgia was produced by David Scott Stone (an artist who would perform at the following week’s residency date) LCD Soundsystem, Unwound) and it is my understanding that he will also be at the helm for the album that the band is currently working on. I’m looking forward to it!