Navi is a new Richmond duo that deserves some attention. I had the pleasure of seeing them rip a little loft space a new asshole last week, with noisy, spastic jams reminiscent of Lightning Bolt. They pull off a thicker sound than most two pieces due to the guitarist’s heavy pedal pushing. Octave fx galore rattle your guts/nuts. The real kicker here is the exceptional drumming, though. The guy is something like 18 and I can safely say that he’s the most impressive drummer that I can claim to know personally. He operates on all cylinders constantly, thrashing around like some kind of spaghetti noodle, animal-from-the-muppets character while remaining startlingly precise. Single bass pedal. Does he have three feet or something?
Anyway, if you see these guys on a bill around town or on proboards, get on it. They’re both heavy/energetic enough and technically impressive/mathy enough to satisfy people from all walks. The recordings I’ve linked don’t do them justice, so it’s better just to track down their next show. Former member of Roy G Biv + Richmond’s answer to Brian Chippendale.