Quilt / Plastic Crimewave Syndicate / NE-HI
Thursday, Feb 06, 2014 9:00 PM CST
(8:30 PM Doors)
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Boston trio QUILT are returning to the Bottle for tonight's psych-leaning shenanigans and they'll be playing tracks off their sophomore LP Held In Splendor, out January 28 on Mexican Summer. The new record sees the band expanding on their woolly, down-home songwriting, spinning surreal vignettes through lead vocalist ANNA FOX ROCHINSKI's gentle, softly cooed singing. Eastern and psychedelic traditions also bleed into the proceedings, with a shimmering sitars laid atop jangly guitars, swirling pianos and soft drones. Joining in on the fun are Chicago's own fucked up space-punks PLASTIC CRIMEWAVE SYNDICATE, lead by the inimitable STEVE KRAKOW. Their loud, spazzy, solid goldness spans from cavern-aged punk to lonely, hollowed out psych/folk - further proof that MR. KRAKOW and his compatriots sure know how to get weird, and we're all luckier for it. Initially formed to score a friend's film, NE-HI is a new-ish Chicago four-piece that features both members of EARRING, dropping that band's fuzz-happy distortion in favor of jangly, spaced-out psychedelia. Their first couple two-tree songs are groovy as fuck and deceptively catchy, with a hypnotic poppiness that's already starting to turn heads around town and beyond.