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Thalia Hall

CHIRP Radio welcomes GOAT / Holy Wave / Outer Minds

Friday, Jun 13, 2014 8:00 PM CDT (6:30 PM Doors)
Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL
17 years and over

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General Admission tickets allow access to GA FLOOR and GA BALCONY. Only Premium Balcony ticket holders will be allowed access to the PREMIUM BALCONY.

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GOAT are a collective who hail from a small and very remote village in deepest darkest Sweden. Legend has it that for centuries, the inhabitants of the village were dedicated to the worship and practices of Voodoo.

This strange and seemingly unlikely activity was apparently introduced into the area after a travelling witch doctor and a handful of her disciples were led to the village by following a cipher hidden within their most sacred of ancient scriptures. The reason it led them there is unknown, but their Voodoo influence quickly took hold over the whole village and so they made it their home - there, they were able to practice their craft unnoticed and unbothered for several centuries.

This was until their non-Christian ways were discovered by the Church and they were burned out by the crusaders, the survivors cursing the village over their shoulders as they fled. To this day, the now picturesque village is still haunted by this Voodoo curse; the power of the curse can be felt throughout the grooves of the GOAT records.

Holy Wave's new album, Relax, sees the band expanding both their sound and their membership, recording for the first time as a five-piece. Holy Wave continues to carefully combine fluid forms of sacred surf sounds, droning riffs and group vocals that haunt and harmonize in equal measure. The songs on Relax are confident and streamlined, yet expansive as ever. The band creates a fuzz-frenzy as deep as it is wide, captured with care by producer Erik Wofford (Explosions in the Sky, My Morning Jacket, The Black Angels) at Cacophony Studios in Austin, TX.