of Montreal w/ Locate S, 1 & Lambda Celsius

Wed Apr 25 2018

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

The Basement East

917 Woodland St Nashville, TN 37206

$18 ADV / $20 DOS

Ages 18+

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  • of Montreal

    of Montreal

    Alternative Rock

    Two important events occurred during the making of White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood . I became "Simulated Reality" paranoid and I fell in LOVE.

    Well a lot more happened during the process of writing and recording, but those are the two big ones. I also reached a healthy point of self-forgiveness for my failed marriage and became deeply educated in the lies of America the Great.

    I feel like a switch was recently turned on in my brain and now I'm beginning to see through the lies that have been fed to me my whole life by the masters of media and by those who control and manipulate the narrative of our cultural identity and social order.

    My paranoia began during the presidential election cycle and reached a dangerous peak shortly after the inauguration. In the meantime I watched and read countless works of art in a mad effort to be reminded of how many truly brilliant people there are living/struggling among us and to try to maintain a positive outlook. The works of Angela Davis, Noam Chomsky, Chris Kraus, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and the Autobiographies of Malcolm X and Mark E Smith were all great inspirations, to name a few.

    Musically, I was very inspired by the extended dance mixes that people used to make for pop singles back in the ‘80s. It's so cool how a lot of the 80's hits had these really intricate and interesting longer versions that wouldn't get played on the radio and could only be heard in the clubs. I used that template with these tracks, I wanted them all to feel like the extended "club edit" of album tracks.

    I also decided to abandon the "live band in a room" approach that I had been using on the recent albums and work more on my own or remotely with collaborators. I used the same drum sample packs throughout because I wanted the album to have a rhythmic continuity to it. I wanted the drums to have a strong and consistent identity, similar to how Prince's Linn Electronics LM-1 drum machine played such an important role on his classic albums. Zac Colwell also played a huge role on this album, adding saxophones and synths to most of the songs. I also got a lot of help from long time collaborators, and "of Montreal" touring members, Clayton Rychlik and JoJo Glidewell.

    The two title concept came to me when I was thinking about how difficult it is to frame the message of a song with just one title, because so often the songs are about so many different subjects. ‘White Is Relic’ was inspired by James Baldwin’s writings regarding the creation and propagation of a toxic American White identity. I've come to learn how it's just a tool wielded by the 1% to give poor white people a false sense of superiority in an effort to keep the masses placated and numb to how deeply we're all getting fucked by our capitalist rulers. An ‘Irrealis Mood’ is a linguistic indicator that something isn't yet reality but does have the potential to become so.

    I'm always searching for new identities so this concept of the death of "Whiteness" appeals to me greatly. Might be the only way to save the world.

    -Kevin Barnes, January 2018 

  • Locate S, 1

    Locate S, 1


  • Lambda Celsius

    Lambda Celsius


    Lambda Celsius (Λ°C) is the alias of AC Carter; an alienated character trying to find meaning among manipulated images, self objectification, and the lack of human interaction that is our reality. Influenced by musical artists such as David Bowie and Laurie Anderson, as well as visual/performance artists Marcel Duchamp and Cosey Fanni Tutti, AC is interested in the hybrid of the real and the digital, the visual and the sonic; a cyborg of creative influences. 

    Lambda Celsius asks: How can one be moral, honest, and vulnerable in both our virtual and physical world? 

    As both an artist and musician, I want to find new ways of creating space for agency and inclusion particularly through performance and the excluded voice. 

    There’s something undeniably appealing about the dark vibes that permeate throughout the self-titled album from Ann Catherine Carter aka AC Carter aka AC aka Λ°C. For fans of the production style of late 70′s, early 80′s post-punk undertakings, this should feel right at home. It’s a wall of sound broadcast from a dark room, easily inspired by the likes of New Order bass tones and proto goth vocals. The lead track, “At Least You Make Me Feel”, features R. Stevie Moore (presumably on guitar) and certainly sets the template for the rest of the record."  We Own This Town


    "Nashville-based musician and painter Λ°C dwells in the area between specificity and a broader artistic sense of experimentation. Her work in both mediums exhibits a wild and cathartic release of emotion and rational/irrational thought—she connects with her audience on an academic level as well as a distinctly empathetic one."  Phinery


    "[Λ°C] bring[s] a different perspective to her music than you might get from someone who's focused solely on pop music — a very cool thread to have in your scene. As Carter has shifted her focus from funky noise toward post-punk and electronic pop, she's continued to work with the idea of taking rigid, grid-like structures and bending them out of their manufactured shape and into something organic.  Nashville Creme


    Lambda Celsius has a new song out right now named “R & R” that honestly doesn’t sound like it came out of either city. Imagine a scene in a slightly damp, almost too cold pre-wall-fall West Berlin discotheque where the DJ has a stack of American R&B records and also a stack of Belgian minimal synth records. Then she accidentally drops them all, they get mixed together, and this song pops up. All of which is to say, this is a pretty tasty slice of icy yet soul-seeking sorta cold-wave stuff that’s totally worth your attention.  Flagpole


of Montreal w/ Locate S, 1 & Lambda Celsius

Wed Apr 25 2018 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

The Basement East Nashville TN
of Montreal w/ Locate S, 1 & Lambda Celsius
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$18 ADV / $20 DOS Ages 18+