If a second album is a chance to refine not only the music, but also the image, and Ashin seems to be doing the latter with unexpectedly little apprehension or nervousness. The press release accompanying the new album has the following heady quote: "Anxiety in children is originally nothing other than an expression of the fact they are feeling the loss of the person they love." Freud is alright, but I think this one is more appropriate: "To feel anxiety is to be blessed by the full wash of existence in its ripest chancre."
AUTRE NE VEUT
With Majical Cloudz, Bago
Mon/11, 9pm, $12
628 Divisadero, SF (415) 771-1421