Iconoplasty

Iconoplasty was born when rock guitarist Josh Gross had a conversation with mashup DJ Greg Gillis (Girl Talk) about his laptop live-mix techniques, and became curious if it was possible to emulate that constantly evolving dance-mix style with live instruments and a loop pedal instead of software and samples.

The answer was yes.

Instead of the tedious piece-by-piece building of single songs that so many live-loopers pursue, Iconoplasty performs seamless longform compositions with constantly evolving blends of electronic beats, surf and rock guitar riffs, ambient noise, and pop hooks. It is a sound frequently compared to indie bands like Ratatat and El Ten Eleven when on tape, and one so hypnotically layered and complex that live audiences frequently struggle to believe it comes from a single player.