George Clanton / Negative Gemini / Born Days / ESPRIT 空想
Friday, Oct 06, 2017 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
"Clanton seems to have a similar uncanny knack as artists like John Maus and Ariel Pink for creating soaring, unabashedly dramatic classic pop, and it’s clear after one listen to legit anthems like “Bleed” and “It Makes the Babies Want To Cry” that ’80s MTV heroes like Tears For Fears and New Order are obvious reference points. But this is pop music refracted and warped through Clanton’s singular and unmistakably modern lens, as he manages to turn vaporwave, chillwave, and other assorted internet-genre-waves on their collective ear, ultimately transcending all of it in the name of undeniable, timeless jams that could only exist in 2015, songs that can be at once subversive, funny, dark, poignant, and deeply affecting." - Gorilla Vs Bear
"Negative Gemini, makes a genre-spanning blend of ’90s techno and heady modern electronica: a little Chicago, a little Detroit, and a whole lot of Brooklyn. But unlike many of her contemporaries, French conveys her personality and experiences through vocals and lyrics, not just tight production" - NYLON
BORN DAYS was born out of grey Chicago skies & an experimentation with soundscapes that could evoke a dark and apocalyptic setting. The solo workings of Chicago musician MELISSA HARRIS, the electronic pop music is rooted in her experience with daydreaming, darkness, and a fascination with retro synths and samples. Her first EP was released in the summer of 2017.
ESPRIT 空想 makes musical pieces constructed for the exclusive purpose of achieving total relaxation. Listen from beginning to end seamlessly for desired effect.