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Mirah / Death Vessel / Painted Saints

Saturday, Oct 04, 2014 9:00 PM CDT (8:30 PM Doors)
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over

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Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn has been creating incorruptible independent pop music since the late 1990’s. She has released over a dozen solo and collaborative recordings on K Records, Kill Rock Stars and various domestic and foreign independent labels. Defined by her graceful songwriting and adventuresome recordings, Pitchfork has praised her “incredible voice—a versatile coo that can flit from low, sultry tones to high, airy falsetto in one breath.” Mirah has always sought the creative company of unique collaborators, from multi-media artists and orchestral composers to dj’s, Baltic music enthusiasts and entomologists. A partial list of some of her collaborators includes Phil Elverum (The Microphones/Mount Eerie), Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs), Tara Jane O’Neil, Khaela Maricich (The Blow), and countless others. Soon after relocating to Brooklyn, New York in 2012, Mirah completed her fifth solo album, Changing Light, which was released on her own Absolute Magnitude Recordings label in May of 2014. DEATH VESSEL is the solo project of JOEL THIBODEAU, a Providence, RI-based singer-songwriter whose reed-thin but sturdy voice and acoustic arrangements are ageless and weary, gently walking the line between intense emotion and contemplative remove. This timeless approach, as seen on his third LP, Island Intervals, out February 25 on Sub Pop, caught the attention of SIGUR ROS's singer JONSI BIRGISSON and producer ALEX SOMMERS, who invited THIBODEAU to record the album in their remote Iceland studio this past year. The result demands its own sonic and lyrical world, one that's strange and mysterious and should be a chilling thrill to witness live on an early springtime evening.Centered around the songwriting of Paul Fonfara, PAINTED SAINTS, specialize in a genre of music they have dubbed “Spaghetti Westen-heroin Klezmer-Experimental Sad Bastard Gutter Blues-Avante Garde Shoegaze Chamber Folk Psychadelic Motown Dirge” a genre that’s sure to catch on considering how fricken great Painted Saints’ music sounds. The compositions are rich and stuttering. The songs feature a very full baroque sound that throws everything from strings and whistling to fuzzed out guitar in to their swirling stew of a record. We can’t wait to see how they pull this off live!

(NPR Music)



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