HÆLOS / Twin Limb / Small Tines
Thursday, Apr 07, 2016 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Every generation has their own version of the blues, music that captures a sense of melancholia and provides a sonic reflecting pool for young lovers, old souls, and the eternally heartbroken. For their darkly shaded and radiant debut album Full Circle, HAELOS have found their blues where others go to find pure, uncut joy: the dancefloor. The London trio’s version of a night out is a million miles away from mirror balls and sweaty bodies, their rippling electronic pop conjuring the exhilarating privacy of a cavernous club’s dark pockets and the introspective comedowns that accompany rainy 5 a.m. cab rides. TWIN LIMB, is a band from Louisville, KY formed by Maryliz Bender (drums, vocals), Lacey Guthrie (accordion, vocals), and Kevin Ratterman (sampled sounds, guitar, percussion). Guthrie and Bender wrap their voices one around the other like they're telling secrets, creating another bridge between the familiar and the disarming. The band's debut album, Haplo, captures all of this with a kind of eerie confidence, almost as if they don't care if we even listen. SMALL TINES is a new synthpop duo from Chicago comprised of Todd Baran and Andrew Angelos. The two, formerly of WHEN CLOUD ATTACK, have reemerged in 2016 with a new batch of lyrically driven dark pop tunes that refine the hooks and synth work of their previous output.