After the short lived n0 things, ex Liars bass player, Pat Noecker formed These Are Powers with vocalist/guitarist Anna Barie (ex Knife Skills & Fxxxing Lion) and drummer Ted McGrath in 2006. The latter was replaced by Chicago electro drummer/percussionist Bill Salas meaning the band divided time between the windy city and Noecker/Barie’s home of Brooklyn. The band released their debut Terrific Sessions on the Hoss label in 2007 and the record was re-issued, alongside the Taro Tarot EP, once the band signed to Dead Oceans a year later. The trio’s darkly brilliant second album All Aboard Future was released in early 2009 with the band embarking on a rare tour of China later in the year.
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A trip that was some two years in the making - promoters Michael Pettis of Beijing label Maybe Mars and Shou Wang of Beijing band Car Sick Cars had previously brought Battles and Sonic Youth to China - brilliant Brooklyn/ Chicago trio These Are Powers joined that illustrious list and spent...