The word minimalism is used a lot to describe Disappears, the mezmerizing Chicago quartet that dropped its new album, Lux (Kranky), in April.
I first saw Disappears at the Joan of Arc Variety Show in January. They kicked off their 15-minutes-or-less set with a cover of Wire’s “The 15th” that was absolutely fantastic. I picked up Lux as soon as it came out, and am still floored by that band. If you get a chance, check them out, or at least read the rest of the article.