Tobin Sprout & Elf Power with Phantom Lake at Sister @ Sister, Albuquerque [2 August]

Tobin Sprout & Elf Power with Phantom Lake at Sister


110
02
August
19:00 - 23:59

 Facebook event page
Sister
407 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Tobin Sprout, former guitarist / songwriter of indie-rock icons Guided By Voices, has a new album (his first in 7 years), The Universe And Me (Burger Records), out on January 27. The Universe and Me takes a deliberately primitive approach that focuses on feeling, as opposed to production. The result is a vague bridge between the ballads of psych-era Beatles, and the haunting vulnerability of Daniel Johnston’s Hi, How Are You?..
Sprout penned and sang GBV classics including 14 Cheerleader Coldfront, It’s Like Soul Man, Awful Bliss, Ester’s Day, To Remake The Young Flier and Islands (She Talks In Rainbows). Burger Records will also be reissuing Sprout’s out-of-print 1990s Matador solo albums, Carnival Boy and Moonflower Plastic. In 2017, Sprout will be performing throughout the US with his 4-piece band.
(image by Brooke Olesnavage

Elf Power formed in 1994 and over the last 23 years have released thirteen albums, two eps, and a handful of singles, while touring North America, Europe, and Japan many times. Albums such as 1998’s Dave Fridmann-produced “A Dream In Sound” and 2008’s collaboration with the late Vic Chesnutt, “Dark Developments” have cemented the bands’ reputation as the finest purveyors of modern melodic psychedelic folk rock around. Their tour in support of their last album, 2013’s “Sunlight on the Moon”, took them on an extensive tour in support of Neutral Milk Hotel’s much acclaimed reunion tour, as well as dates with Broken Bells and headlining dates.
Their latest album “Twitching in Time” combines experimental arrangements and sublime songwriting with their powerful live bombast, into their strangest, most cohesive, and most exciting sounding album yet. Opening track “Halloween Out Walking” combines minimal and beautiful folk rock arrangements with otherworldy Moog synthesizer gurglings to awe-inspiring effect. Other highlights include “Watery Shreds”, a piano ballad that transforms itself into an explosive an unexpected distorted guitar drone freakout, sounding like an unlikely marriage of avant-garde keyboardist Laurie Anderson and drone metallers Sunn 0)). Songs like the title track and “Cycling Aimlessly” are classic fuzzed out melodic rock songs the likes of which the band has become known for, while songs like “Gorging on the Feast” explore a jazzy, melancholy terrain before descending into a shredding heavy rock assault. The constant shifting of sounds and styles makes for one of the band’s most diverse and satisfying albums yet. On this album, singer/songwriter Andrew Rieger and longtime collaborator multi-instrumentalist Laura Carter are joined by Matthew Garrison on bass, Peter Alvanos on drums, and Davey Wrathgabar on guitar.
The album is released on May 12, 2017 on the band’s own Orange Twin Records, that has released almost 50 albums since 2001, including releases by Neutral Milk Hotel, Vic Chesnutt, Jeff Mangum, Jack Logan, Nana Grizol, Gerbils and many more.Orange Twin Records works in conjunction with The Orange Twin Conservation Community, 155 acres of beautiful land on the outskirts of Athens, GA that has initiated the development of a highly progressive, self-sustainable and ecologically-minded cluster village and nature preserve.
Discussion
image
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ Sister:

Let It Grow
Sister
Very Be Careful w/ Lone Piñon at Sister
Sister
Gabriel Jaureguiberry at Sister
Sister
Leftover Soul - September
Sister
M. Ward at Sister
Sister
L.A. Witch at Sister
Sister
Thurston Moore at Sister
Sister
Screaming Females W/ Street Eaters at Sister
Sister
All Hallow's LowLife!
Sister
Blockhead at Sister
Sister
Tennis w/ Wild Ones at Sister
Sister
Boris // Helms Alee // Endon at Sister
Sister
Mild High Club w/ Jerry Paper at Sister
Sister
Chad Vangaalen w/ NE-HI at Sister
Sister
Gatecreeper at Sister
Sister

The most anticipated events in Albuquerque :

Luke Bryan: Huntin' Fishin' & Lovin' Everyday Tour 2017
Isleta Amphitheater
Florida Georgia Line: Smooth Tour
Isleta Amphitheater
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony feat Lil Flip in Concert (Albuquerque, NM)
The Historic El Rey Theater
George Lopez #thatstrue Comedy Tour
Isleta Resort & Casino
Cider Festival
ABQ BioPark
Viva La Dead 2017 ft. Diplo, 4B, Drezo & Bijou
Park It Place
Land of Enchantment Blues Festival
237 S Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM 87004-5973, United States
SOMOS ABQ
Albuquerque, NM, United States
Frida Kahlo: Her Photos Curator's Talk
UNM Art Museum
Land of Enchantment Blues Fest
237 S Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM 87004-5973, United States