A Light Sleeper
/ Hope & Therapy / All That Noise For Feeling
Sunday, Sep 09, 2012 8:00 PM CDT
(8:00 PM Doors)
- Monday, Sep 10, 2012 12:00 AM CDT
GrandBar Chicago, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Foregoing the drastic dynamics and calculated bombast of previous efforts (Re:Rec, Bargos Steeler, Creign), a Light Sleeper opts instead to focus more on the interplay between moods, textures and tones. Working with the comparatively limited palette of crisp guitar lines, delicate vocal harmonies, and brushed drum patterns, this Chicago-based duo weaves together layer upon layer of gently finger-picked themes and hushed vocal phrasings to create minimalist yet surprisingly expansive soundscapes, where ominous crescendos placidly give way to lilting, waltz-like cadences.
Hope & Therapy is a driving force of spacey, rhythmically and dynamically intelligent indie rock. The band is lead by a fiery front woman belting her soul and pounding the keys. Ethereal soundscapes and searing guitar solos, synth-y bass guitar, and angular drumming from the school of math rock.
Oh so silly thinkin' that it's true. Oh so silly thinkin' that it's false.