Airiel / Dead Leaf Echo / Brief Candles / Lightfoils / The Shimmer DJs
Saturday, Mar 08, 2014 9:00 PM CST
(8:30 PM Doors)
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Pretty loud and pretty, Chicago's AIRIEL have been together since 1997 and tonight the duo bring their expansive drum and synth approach to the Bottle with all the familiar accoutrements: catchy melodies, lush guitars, danceable rhythms and lasting dreaminess. The four-piece shoegaze band's most recent record, 2012's Kid Games EP, was praised for its blistering wall of sound, but KEXP went on to say the band's "memorable melodies and soaring vocal harmonies ensure their songs are more than just thrilling guitar noise." Brooklyn's DEAD LEAF ECHO is an art collective and "Nouveau Wave" band whose early 4AD influences run thick while pusing those sounds into the future. The group combines elements of ambient, baroque, dream-pop, shoegaze, new wave, and goth, crafting every aspect of their sound and vision around chiming guitars, shimmering vocals and silky basslines. Needless to say, they've got us dripping with anticipation. Milwaukee shoegazers BRIEF CANDLES return to the Bottle tonight, soaring head first into the stratosphere with their anthemic songs that are all shimmer and dream. It's been almost four years since they've hit our stage and we can't wait to hear the tracks off their new EP, the excellent Newhouse, released in November 2013 on Guilt Ridden Pop. LIGHTFOILS is one of 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 rhythm section lays the groundwork as lead singer JANE ZABETH's angelic voice soars and shines above the foggy undercurrents. They were a band to watch in 2013 and they proved their as live as they are on record. THE SHIMMER DJs are comprised of SCARY LADY SARAH & PHILLY PEROXIDE and they'll be bringing the noise and spinning the horror from the turntables all night long.