DEL-BYZANTEENS – “GIRL’S IMAGINATION” EP + “LIES TO LIVE BY” LP (1981-82)
Yes, no rx yes, information pills this is the NYC No Wave band that Jim Jarmusch was in — but don’t download it just because of that! There’s some solid post-punk tunesmithing going on here. Trouser Press sez:
Up from the murky pit of New York’s art-punk scene came the Del-Byzanteens, a quartet with stylistic threads running back through Television and the Velvet Underground and the ability to give their dark, urgent arrangements a cinematic pan.
Co-lyricist Luc Sante puts it this way:
“[A] band that insouciantly blended high and low, virtuosity and amateurism, calypso and science fiction, pots and pans and drones and the Supremes.