Jerkwave Tapes has the one-man project of your dreams

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Madison, Wisconsin's Jerkwave Tapes, the label that has churned out hometown psychedelic hero Dead Luke and the shredding guitar-over-tinny-boombox-backbeat stylings of the Pink Reason has a couple more one-man shows worthy of your attention.

First, there's Teepee, a Floridian whose swirling guitar riffs and crooning, fuzz-enveloped vocals make for catchy, introspective numbers. Then there's the Elks, whose work is probably not affiliated with the stuffy Illinois-based fraternal organization of the same name. His one-to-two-minute morsels of magnificent disarray push the avant-garde envelope, with overwhelming percussive elements and echoed, barely discernible vocals coming off like an amalgamation of slam poetry reading, guitar tuning session, and midnight drum circle gone horribly right.

The Elks, “Stranger Danger”

Teepee, “Mbiso”