Black Marble / YOU. / Ganser
Friday, Jan 27, 2017 9:00 PM CST
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
The Empty Bottle is pleased to welcome New York band BLACK MARBLE to our stage for the first time! On September 30, 2016 BLACK MARBLE released their second full-length, It’s Immaterial. Their first for Ghostly, It’s Immaterial follows up their EP Weight Against the Door (Hardly Art) and highly acclaimed debut full-length A Different Arrangement (Hardly Art). Still featuring Chris Stewart at the helm along with select collaborators as supplementation, the project's recent shift in locale from East Coast to West Coast lends a great deal to the overall feel of the new album: the light and dark elements of shadows, the salt and sting of evening’s high tide sea spray, a beautiful thing left on a shelf too high to maintain. The general mood is that of creating something new, but going back in time to do it. Like attempting to flesh out a song that you woke up humming but can’t find because it doesn’t exist yet. Offering direct support this evening is YOU.,Previously located in NYC, now Detroit-based post-punk outfit YOU. released their first two records on Cult of Youth's Sean Ragon's Blind Prophet Records. Their third LP Sunchaser was released on Dais in 2014. The label properly explains "YOU.’s music up to this point has always pitted its more reflective elements against the austerity of electronics, not so much as to create a warm sound as to invite the listener in as respite from the cold". Their fourther album, Bouquet, was released last summer. GANSER is a Chicago four-piece that embraces post-punk and early industrial music, as well as weird vacuum noises. Formed as a DIY duo, the group combines driving rhythms with spacious, shimmering guitars and swelling synths. The group's outstanding new EP, This Feels Like Living, debuted on Consequence of Sound and it has us anxiously awaiting their opening set here tonight.