Bear In Heaven / YAWN / Trancid of EchoDroides (DJ set)
Friday, Aug 03, 2012 10:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Lollapalooza weekend is upon us and we’re excited to welcome some of the fantastic artists in town for the fest to our humble stage. BEAR IN HEAVEN released their 3rd LP, I Love You, It’s Cool this spring and offered a stream of the LP before its release date but made the world slow down and listen by only offering the stream once, and slowed down 400,000%, having it play for over 2700 consecutive hours. Building on the indie, rock, synth, dance, electro workings of their earlier releases, I Love You is a slow burn, doubling down on the sequencers and digitization while “generating a legitimate libidinous charge amidst the friction of their new four-to-the-floor rhythmic constancy,” in the words of a glowing Pitchfork review. Joining us in HEAVEN is local quartet YAWN and their enchanting breed of lush and inventive dream-pop. Complex layers of percussion, electronic trans and whimsical vocals marry dance, electro and psychedelic leanings into their uniquely trippy sound. TRANCID, one half of the synthpop duo ECHODROIDES, DJs here tonight. Having traveled around the world as part of DARK WAVE DISCO, we’re in good synthpop hands to guide us into this evening’s transcendental musical meditations.