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Aldous Harding / Michael Albert [Thin Hymns] / Our Fathers

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over

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Sometimes reminiscent of 60s-era folk singers, ALDOUS HARDING's work lies in more harsh terrain than her forebears – piercing the long history of the genre with a grit and sincerity rarely encountered. Somewhat out of step with the 21st Century, ALDOUS’ music is accompanied by wry wit and tenacious gall that will see her become a true stayer in the music world. Hailing from New Zealand’s Southern port town of Lyttelton, ALDOUS has received attention and accolades from all corners of the music industry. Her self-titled debut received 4 stars from MOJO and Uncut, while UK blog The 405 hailed her a “toweringly talented song writer”.While the album was released nearly a year ago in New Zealand, it continues to thrive after releases in Australia and Europe, ALDOUS' music timelessly out of step with fleeting trends. Following the Australian release, she played Sydney & Perth Festivals and Golden Plains.

Showcasing his solo prowess, MICHAEL ALBERT of THIN HYMNS boasts all sorts of low-key pop tunes that complement THIN HYMNS’s minimalist flair. Putting ambient twists on jazzy melodies, ALBERT’s music spins together themes from around the musical universe to churn out all kinds of tunes from experimental to orchestral.

Local indie rockers OUR FATHERS put out their self-titled first album last summer and they’ve been performing all over the city ever since. Vocalist MADELINE JULIA SMITH’s lyrics blend seamlessly with easygoing synth melodies to create a compelling, lighthearted massage.

(AV Club) (BBC Later with Jools Holland) (Brooklyn Vegan) (The Guardian) (NPR Music) (NY Times) (Reader)



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