Experimental, Metal Rock, Jazz, Noise Rock, Pop, Post-Punk Prog
Exploding in Sound Records
Editrix is Steve Cameron, Josh Daniel, and Wendy Eisenberg. Steve plays bass, Josh plays drums, Wendy plays guitar and sings. God plays the synth.
from Greg Saunier (Deerhoof):
'Basically here is a record it is impossible not to like. Editrix II: Editrix Goes To Hell is even a record that's impossible not to buy, because you will, while liking it, recognize its vast difference from the pop music written by rich people, and you'll want to give it money.
But then that begs the question -- what exactly is “pop music” and why is it actually Editrix? Clearly this is no “worship” record. Do not expect calcified recreations of pre-existing bands, even the ones Editrix loves. But if pop is anything to do with melody, well, prepare yourself to be singing along by the second line of each track. If it's defined by rhythm, warn your head not to get caught napping because it will shortly be banging. And if for you pop equals a full-on full-frequency sonic sickness, this one grabs your ears by the ear lapels and never lets go.
Why? Perhaps because Wendy Eisenberg is a genius. This we already knew from their solo work, intricate and delicate as an unexpectedly happened-upon wildflower. How then to emotionally, intellectuality, spiritually process the musical oxymoron that is Editrix? I don't simply refer to the clash of a sick power trio (Steve Cameron on bass, Josh Daniel on drums, Wendy on guitar) grinding against a vocal so exquisitely vulnerable that it intentionally destabilizes itself by starting melodies on the weaker "mi" instead of the stronger "do," never on the downbeat for help, nary a drop off reverb, and always with two Wendys singing at once to make any interpretive microdiscrepancies nakedly audible'.
Editrix - Editrix II Album Review on Pitchfork (2022): “[Eisenberg] consistently find the square pegs that will miraculously fit a round hole, and their nonchalant, intimate style of singing makes the juxtaposition feel natural.”
Editrix - Editrix II Feature on NPR: “Eisenberg's musical process is notably thoughtful and meticulous.”
Editrix - Tell Me I’m Bad Album Review on Pitchfork: “Wendy Eisenberg shreds.”