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Sheep Got Waxed

Vilnius , Lithuania

What's in a name? According to this explosive Lithuanian trio, it's an amalgam of their surnames. We’re not sure we believe them. These three black sheep, Young Power Grand Prix winners at Vilnius Jazz Festival, have been labeled as the “new weird”. Just when we were getting over the “old weird”. But that’s what 12 Points is about. Sheep Got Waxed are steadfastly determined to bring their new perspective to jazz, electronic and improvised music. Their approach is complex, idiosyncratic, and in constant Ritalin defying flux with band members using both hands and feet to play, employing an array of electronics and other sonic tools to create music that floats somewhere between free jazz, math rock and avant garde experimental electronic, described by one audience member as “a cross between Death Grips and George Michael played by the Beatles”. Clearly, none of the above adequately defines this trio’s intensely atmospheric live shows. Got Wax?