Uniform / Oozing Wound / Running
Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
NYC duo UNIFORM returns after headlining here last November. UNIFORM formed in New York City in late 2013 when old friends Ben Greenberg (HUBBLE, THE MEN, PYGYMY SHREWS) and Michael Berdan (YORK FACTORY COMPLAINT, DRUNKDRIVER, BELIEVER/LAW) realized they lived on the same street. Their impulsive collaboration quickly yielded Our Blood / Of Sound Mind and Body single. The music that Greenberg and Berdan conjure up under the UNIFORM moniker is immediate, aggressive, and even primal in form, but it plumbs untold depths. Their 2016 release, Ghosthouse, shares a basic configuration with the previous UNIFORM releases, but the tools have evolved far beyond their initial drum machine and bass synth setup. These songs have grown from a broader palette of sounds - shots, explosions, implosions, impacts, ricochets, collapse; the sounds of conflict, war, and destruction that we witness every day.