Come out and see us: You deserve it.
What a time to be living in. There are earthquakes, ice buckets, incurable diseases and wars galore. I believe we all deserve to turn our minds to the more sublime for a few hours and enjoy some good music. As a wise man once said, "There is much pain in the world but not in this room," and we're hoping to bring that kind of spirit to Muchmore's in Williamsburg a week from tonight, where we can all gather for some quiet ethereal sounds and relax with a glass of wine, pint of beer or mug of tea.
To that end we'll be performing an acoustic set as a full band for the first time since we did a radio appearance over eleven years ago. We've got a brand new tune in a funky time signature and we're pulling out a cover song we've never performed together before. We've re-worked a lot of our full-volume wall-of-noise joints into new delicate arrangements, and Thursday's the only chance you'll ever have to hear them (probably).
We're honored to be appearing alongside the lovely and talented Sondra Sun-Odeon as well as the lovely and talented Jasmine Dreame Wagner, fresh off their coast-to-coast tour here from Los Angeles. Welcome them home and come enjoy a cupful of divine reprieve with us next week.
Some words about our talented friends, with whom we'll be sharing the stage next week:
“Epically divine sounds transcend minds in the musical dreamworld of singer / songwriter / multi-instrumentalist Sondra Sun-Odeon. Her impeccably orchestrated debut solo album, Ætherea, is a truly delicate thing of beauty replete with a psych-folk tapestry (a la Angels of Light) soaring and weeping behind her.”
— Brad Cohan, Village Voice
Jasmine Dreame Wagner is an American poet, artist, and musician. A songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Jasmine has performed at the CMJ Music Marathon, free103point9 Wave Farm, and the Olympia Experimental Music Festival.
She is the author of Rings (Kelsey Street Press, 2014), Rewilding (Ahsahta Press, 2013), and Listening for Earthquakes (Caketrain, 2012). Her writing has appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Colorado Review, New American Writing, Verse, and The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral (Ahsahta Press.)
Using a variety of mediums including music- and text-based performance, drawing, photography, and printmaking, her artwork explores the post-industrial landscape and the natural life that persists in the face of environmental degradation and decay.