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October 3, 2014

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When: Friday, October 3
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Times: Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 9:00 pm
Tickets:  Advanced: $15 | Day of: $18 | All-Ages

For Fans of: Phantogram | Volcano Choir | Active Child

POLIÇA
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POLIÇA began as a collaboration between fellow Gayngs’ members Channy Casselle and Ryan Olson in June of 2011. By July they had completed 11 songs, made the key additions of drummers Ben Ivascu and Drew Christopherson, bass player Chris Bierdan, and headed into the studio. After Mike Noyce (Bon Iver) lent his voice on Lay Your Cards Out and Wandering Star, the record was brought to Austin, TX to be mixed with Jim Eno (Spoon). In a few days, the LP was completed and the band Poliça was formed. On stage, the original beats composed by Olson play amongst Channy’s passionate vocals & an intense rhythm section, that lead to a description somewhere in the area of electro-r&b goth-pop.

WEB OF SUNSETS
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The term “golden hour” is used to invoke a specific time or event. Technically speaking, it is the first and last hour of sunlight on any given day. Definition aside, it is the time of day when everything effectively slows, when the light becomes perfect, when time fades and everything is imbued with a languid sense of ease. This is the hour Web of Sunsets inhabits.

Web of Sunsets began in 2012 in Minneapolis, when three friends and seasoned band members – Sara Bischoff (Heavy Deeds), Sarah Nienaber (Gospel Gossip, Is/Is), and Chris Rose (Robust Worlds) – decided to band together and give focus to their so-called acid country leanings. All three play guitar and sing, trading lead vocals every couple songs, and occasionally a casio keyboard or midi synth pops into the mix. Absent is a rhythm section, and absent is a stereotypical lead singer. Instead, clean guitar tones weave in and throughout each other in a continuous braid, linking up with each distinct vocalist, all of it shining through in layers. Using a combination of tranquility, restraint, and a healthy dollop of reverb, they craft a perfect haze – just enough twang, just enough harmony.

Room of Monsters was tracked live, vocals and all, in a single day at Old Blackberry Way. Though it was a quick session, it wasn’t without intention – everything contained within the album is delicate and deliberate; every note rings out in an extended refrain. The premise is simple: certain songs simply require more space. Within that space are passages of darkness and regret, and an overall sense of yearning that permeates each track.

Room of Monsters is the debut LP from Web of Sunsets. It is golden, and it is true. Pull up a chair and stay awhile.

ORENDA FINK 
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Throughout her time with Azure Ray and over the course of her solo career, Orenda Fink has never shied from exploring the darker edges of spirituality and the human condition. On her debut solo album Invisible Ones, Orenda explored traditional Haitian ritual and mysticism. She then followed that up with an examination of the Southern Gothic subconscious on Ask the Night. Needless to say, death has been visible in much of her music. On her latest album, Blue Dream, she looks deeply at the subject, reflecting upon a year-long meditation on death that started with a dog named Wilson and the words of Laurie Anderson.

“Just look at yesterday, and what you were doing, and how important it was, and how nonexistent it is now! How dreamlike it is! Same thing with tomorrow. So where are we living? Tibetans have unbelievably fascinating answers to that. This is what I’m studying because my dog died.” -Laurie Anderson

Orenda was sent this quote by her friend Nina Barnes after Wilson, Orenda’s dog of 16 years, died. That year she found herself on a deeply personal search for the meaning of death. Pieces of answers, coded in riddle, came to her in dreams. Her dreams began to tell a story – about life and death and the afterlife, reality, and the fine line between the conscious and subconscious world.

She then spent the next year understanding the experience and filtering it through the musical inspirations of Smog, Violetta Parra, and Kate Bush to craft Blue Dream. The album truly came together at ARC in Omaha, NE with the help of producers Ben Brodin and Todd Fink (The Faint), along with drummer Bill Rieflin (Ministry, Swans, R.E.M., King Crimson).

Date: October 3, 2014 7:00 pm

October 16, 2014

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When: Thursday, October 16
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Times: Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 9:00 pm
Tickets: Advanced: $17 | Day of: $20 | All-Ages

For Fans of: Wild Beasts | Klaxons | Foals

METRONOMY
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Down a quiet driveway in East London is an old-fashioned studio. It’s the home of analogue sound, of warm, dusty machines, where the ambitions of independent-minded artists get turned into classic recordings.

In short, it’s where that magic happens.

Arguably a go to studio for rock’n’roll musicians, there is one genre that Toe Rag Studios are certainly not known for, yet. One man plans to change that. It’s ambitious, adventurous modern pop’s turn.

Over the past six months, a man with curly hair has been regularly checking into Toe Rag studios in order to finish his anticipated fourth album. He has brought with him with a passion for The Zombies, an affection for Love, and a ridiculous enthusiasm for Sly and the Family Stone. He is already known for writing great songs, crafting his lyrics with care, and pushing pop melodies into fabulous shapes. Synthesisers and computers have been his primary tools in the past; at Toe Rag, he felt he could he push them to more heavenly places.

Joseph Mount, from Totnes in Devon, is the lead singer and architect of Metronomy. His new album, Love Letters, has a title that speaks volumes about sensations and modes of communication, about things that have always been there, and will always be here.

It’s no coincidence either. This is a record that wants to be timeless.

In its execution, Love Letters tries to do fresh things in an old-fashioned way. It takes richer methods of recording and injects them with the shock of the new – of tight electronics, and experiments in sound. It does so not to be retro, but to embrace the quality standards of the past. It also aims to be up there with the greats, reaching for those old stars.

DAWN GOLDEN
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Dawn Golden, a solo electronic production and songwriting project helmed by Dexter Tortoriello of Houses, officially started in late 2010 when a series of Bandcamp demos caught Diplo’s attention with their stark emotion and forward-thinking production.

Quickly signed to Mad Decent and Downtown Records, Dawn Golden (formerly Dawn Golden and Rosy Cross) released its first EP, Blow, in April 2011. The effort, which featured standouts like “Blacks” and “White Sun,” garnered critical acclaim from NPR and Pitchfork.

Post-Blow, the Los Angeles-based Tortoriello started recording albums for both Dawn Golden and Houses, releasing Houses’ A Quiet Darkness in May 2013. During this period, he continued working on the songs for what would become Dawn Golden’s debut LP.

Entitled Still Life, the album was recorded over the last three years at the Mad Decent studios in Los Angeles. “I was sharing a studio with Diplo” says Tortoriello. “It brought me out of my own bubble. He would show up fresh off a plane from Brazil with an idea, and in ten minutes I’d go from writing my own songs into working with him on a beat he was about to give to Katy Perry. I learned so much by being in that studio for the past couple years.”

Still Life is built around stream-of-conscious craft that explores the doleful voids of addiction, love, and death. “It’s an excavation of my past.” the now-clean Tortoriello says. “I’m far enough away from the reality of these stories now to write with perspective. It’s like putting them behind museum glass. They’re no longer mine anymore.”

Date: October 16, 2014 9:00 pm

November 6, 2014

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When: Thursday, November 6
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Times: Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 9:00 pm
Tickets: Advanced: $17 | Day of: $20 | All-Ages

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 5TH AT 10 AM

RUN THE JEWELS 
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EL-P + KILLER MIKE = RUN THE JEWELS

El-P and Killer Mike, two of the most distinctive and celebrated names in rap, might have seemed like an unlikely pairing on paper, but the duo subverted and pulverized all expectations with their critically lauded Run The Jewels collaborative LP last year. Tapping into the creative synergy they’d discovered in 2012 on Mike’s R.A.P. Music album (produced by El-P) and El’sCancer 4 Cure album (featuring Mike ), plus subsequent tours together, Run The Jewels cemented their musical alliance with an album of uncompromisingly raw, forward thinking hip-hop and garnering limitless critical accolades including the likes of Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, XXL, SPIN, New York Times, and many more. This super dynamic duo is putting the touches on their next offering, RTJ2, due for release this fall, with the 1st single dropping via Adult Swim’s Single Series in early September. They’ll also be touring N. America in support of the album all of November.

Date: November 6, 2014 9:00 pm

November 8, 2014

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When: Saturday, November 8
WhereTrees 
Times: Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 9:00 pm
Tickets:  Advanced: $12 | Day of: $15 | All-Ages

For Fans of:  Dr. Dog | Givers | Generationals

DALE EARNHARDT JR JR 
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Formed in late 2009, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is the off-kilter title under which Detroit-area natives Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott record, release and perform music.

Initially beginning as an exercise in collaboration undertaken with very little intention of ever being publicly consumed, the band’s trajectory has been as unexpected as it has been unlikely. In just a few short years, fans have seen the project grow from basement recording project–to media curiosity–to an international touring ensemble widely recognized for their joy-fueled live offerings.
While Epstein and Zott have no ties to popular NASCAR circuit driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. nor his late father, the band’s peculiar name was initially suggested to the duo on a lark. The pair assert that the strange moniker has been kept in tact due to the freedom they came to realize such a title gave them to explore whatever musical endeavors they could think up. “The idea being”, Epstein says, “that if one can accept a band being named Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., then you’ve already opened yourself up to listening to anything that band can come up with. You’ve already decided to leave expectations behind”.
From that mantra, the foundation of their partnership was built. Each having spent a good deal of time in various recording and performance environments prior to working with one another, Epstein & Zott set out to explore the many intricacies of cross-genre songwriting and production together with a willingness to borrow as much from the Beach Boys as the Geto Boys if it meant a more dynamic form of pop music. An organic vs. synthesized perspective which by necessity lacked a specified audience or desired outcome, outside of challenging oneself.

 

MINI MANSIONS
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If pure sound had the capability to project images on a blank wall, Mini Mansions would be worthy projectionists. Michael Shuman (from Queens Of The Stone Age) melded heads and locked arms with longtime friends Tyler Parkford and Zach Dawes in a dusty room in the San Fernando Valley. Here, they began a collaborative séance out of which birthed Mini Mansions. Though their triangle is usually confined to piano, bass, and a cocktail drum kit, the LA-based trio generates a Technicolor spectrum of sound drawn from the baroque, gothic, psychedelic, and cinematic realms. Whilst finishing their next record (for Capitol Records) they’ve taken it upon themselves to play a few special shows for you.

 

Date: November 8, 2014 9:00 pm

November 12, 2014

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When: Wednesday, November 12
Where: Trees 
Times: Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 9:00 pm
Tickets: Advanced: $15 | Day of: $18 | All-Ages

For Fans of: Frightened Rabbit | Manchester Orchestra

WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS 
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In 2009 Adam Thompson (Vocals / Guitar), Darren Lackie (Drums), Sean Smith (bass) and Michael Palmer (Guitar) were a band of nineteen year old University Students, bunked up together in a tenement flat in the West End of Glasgow, Scotland. On signing to Fat Cat Records later the same year, the band could not have anticipated the journey they were about to embark on. Now, five years later, We Were Promised Jetpacks are ready to release their third studio album entitled “UNRAVELLING”.

We Were Promised Jetpacks debut album “These Four Walls” (2009) was released to critical acclaim. Thus began the bands busy touring schedule, playing high profile festival slots around the UK and USA supporting label mates Frightened Rabbit and The Twilight Sad.

2010 saw the release of the follow­ up album “The Last Place You’ll Look”, an EP comprising of unreleased tracks and swelling, orchestrally­ inspired rewrites of songs from their debut album “These Four Walls”.

The bands sophomore release followed in 2011 and was recorded at Sigur Ros’s Sundlaugin Studios in Iceland. “In the Pit of the Stomach” was testament to the poise, control and vigor the band had learned to command. The extensive touring schedule continued and the release received support and high praise from the likes of Rolling Stone and Spin Magazine. The band also continued to build on their high profile live performances with sets at Coachella, Fashions Big Night Out at New York’s Rockerfeller Centre and on Last Call with Carson Daly

During the 2012 US Tour the band recorded and captured footage from their live set at Union Transfer, Philadelphia. Early 2014 saw the release of “E Rey: Live in Philadelphia”, in ode to Esteban Rey the bands’ friend and then tour manager. The album captures the explosive energy and drama fans have come to expect from a We Were Promised Jetpacks show, with behind the scenes footage allowing fans a unique insight to life on the road with the band.

Early 2014 saw the band working tirelessly on “UNRAVELLING” which will be the bands most confident and accomplished record to date. Recorded in Glasgow at the infamous Chem19 Studios with Paul Savage who has previously worked with numerous established and diverse Scottish acts such as Teenage Fanclub, King Creosote, The Twilight Sad, Franz Ferdinand and Mogwai.

Date: November 12, 2014 8:00 pm