Lightfoils / The Highest Order / Box Jellyfish
Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 9:00 PM CST
(8:30 PM Doors)
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Tonight is NIGHT THREE of our monthly residency with THE HIGHEST ORDER, a Toronto-based band who is performing once a month at the Bottle from August until the end of December.
LIGHTFOILS is Chicago’s brightest new bands, pushing shoegaze genre into new territory with their mesmerizing haze, a wintry blizzard punctuated by occasional bright blasts of slashing chords. Occupying a space between storm and calm, LIGHTFOILS propulsive, tight rhtym section lays the groundwork as lead singer JANE ZABETH's angelic voice soars and shines aove the foggy undercurrents. Their debut LP will be out this year and if the band is as great live as they are on record, they're sure to be a band to watch in 2013. Having spent the better part of the last decade touring North America as members of two time Polaris long listed ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS, PAUL MORTIMER (guitars / vocal), KYLE PORTER (bass) and SIMONE SCHMIDT (guitar / vocal) hooked up with drummer SIMONE TB (who had been carving out her own career as one half of TROPICS and EL V GORE) in early 2012 to form THE HIGHEST ORDER. The band released their debut full-length, If It's Real, which takes elements of psychedelic rock and classic country carried by a heavy rhythm section and Mortimer's guitar lines, and pairs them with Schmidt's critically acclaimed poetic lyricism and vocal delivery. With a live show that draws upon classic forms of showmanship, THE HIGHEST ORDER eschew the sloppier conventions of today's indie rock, instead offering a spectacle that hinges on accomplished musicianship and song craft. BOX JELLYFISH return to our stage for the first time in over a year to delight any and all who show up nice and early. The Deli Chicago hails these shoegazing fools as "a little garagy, a little, and very enjoyable" - wow.