Flavorpill’s Favorite Bands from CMJ 2012

Photo credit: Leila Morrissey

Chrome Canyon
Oh My Rockness! Showcase, Cameo Gallery, 10/16

As a rule, we are all in favor of the theremin, and especially when it’s played by a man who looks like Hole’s Eric Erlandson transported onto the set of an ’80s BBC sci-fi show. We are also in favor of bands who sound like the soundtrack to ’80s video games (cf. Com Truise, for instance). So Chrome Canyon were a pleasant surprise at the end of a largely guitar-centric bill at Cameo, providing futuristic sounds that were both engaging and thoroughly danceable. — TH