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Small Black, North Americans, Snowmine

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Small Black Saturday, March 22, 2014 09:00 PM Bootleg HiFi, Los Angeles, California
  • 21 & over
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Advance tickets are sold out. There may be a limited number of tickets available at the door, as space permits.
Show Details
  • Ticket Price: $14.00 - $16.00
  • Door Time: 8:00 PM
  • Show Type: Hot AC
  • Tags: Music, Featured, National Acts
  • Restrictions: 21 & over
  • Where: Bootleg HiFi 2220 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, California 90057
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  • Small Black

    Small Black

    The cover of Brooklyn-based Small Black's second LP, Limits of Desire, features a photo of a man and a woman embracing on either side of a ladder, completely naked, divided by its triangular arc. They're close, but they can't get any closer. It's a moving depiction of connectivity and interaction in the 21st century and it serves as a sort of source code for the record.
    Limits of Desire is Small Black's most accomplished album yet. It's a crystalline realization of a sound they've been building toward since their self-titled EP in 2009. Now a full-time four piece, the band have moved way beyond the hazy home recorded sound of their previous releases toward a full-fledged, but still self-produced, clear approach. Where 2010's New Chain was a lesson in maximalist pop, Limits of Desire finds the band trimming their sound to the essentials, yet hitting new and unexpected heights with the addition of live drums, electric guitar and trumpet to the existing Small Black palette. 

  • North Americans

    North Americans

    Ambient music is like a painting hanging on a kitchen wall; Barely noticed, often ignored. Brian Eno's first ambient music experience transpired from a hospital bed, where he listened to quiet music meld with the sonic worlds of his recovery room and environmental sounds wafting through an open window. North Americans is a backdrop to your everyday experience as much as it is a gyrating antagonizer of all the things on your mind at any given moment. It's computer music with an surprisingly organic base, cyborgian at times. Discerning where, when, and how Patrick's sounds are born can be difficult. Sliced and diced chunks of time and space rotate from cloud to cloud, screaming about nothing.North Americans is the sound of expunging information. Patrick McDermott (co-founder of Driftless Recordings) began crafting North Americans in New York City. It's his soundtrack for escaping New York as much as it is a celebration of the City's intoxicating beauty. A two-faced beast that's both dark-sided and confrontational, hopeful and optimistic. North Americans debut album NO_NO is out now on limited edition vinyl and digital formats.

  • Snowmine

    Snowmine

    Snowmine are set to release their new album – Dialects – through their own imprint Mystery Buildings. Dialects, Snowmine's second album in their three year history, was entirely written and produced on their own. The album chronicles a disoriented period in singer Grayson Sanders' life, when after the band's first record, he spontaneously left his job, and spent the following year wandering with a single bag. The lyrics are pulled entirely from the journal he kept during his travels. Dialects is about communication. With the self. With the lover. With society. It's about its breakdown, it's triumphs, and it's misgivings. Growing off of the band's previous release, Dialects marks a subtle shift in the band's sound, from the optimistic, tribal undertones of Laminate Pet Animal, to a more ambient, meditative nostalgia. Recording in a church afforded them the opportunity to record real reverbs, and gather true ambiances one can feel in their headphones. Combine a stronger presence of vintage synthsesizers with the beautiful 1960's cinema-inspired string, woodwind, and choir orchestrations, and you are left with a surreal retrofuturism beckoning you inside for a fireside chat.

Set Times:
  • 09:00 PM - North Americans
  • 10:00 PM - Snowmine
  • 11:00 PM - Small Black