by Sean Maloney
The Perfect Hours have released three under-the-radar albums that rank as some of my favorite and frequently listened-to local slabs of the last few year. Each time a new one drops it gets a mention in Party & Bullsh*t, but the scarcity of live gigs has meant I haven't been able to dig as deep and as publicly into their oeuvre as I would like. So be it, such is life. That said, the latest album, Follow the Arrows, is a head-twisting journey through the worlds of jazz, electronic and hip-hop evoking the spirits of J Dilla, Coldcut and Art of Noise, with some Pharoah Sanders and Giorgio Moroder mixed in for flavor and then multiplied by technology from the future. Believe my when I tell you it's doper than black tar rolled in Oxycontin.
Show starts at 9 p.m. at The Pond, and it's free to get in. And it's in Franklin. Check out Follow the Arrows below.