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Amazing night of indie-folk-psych @ Parish Hall 12-15!

Amazing night of indie-folk-psych @ Parish Hall 12-15!
November 21, 2006 03:04PM
“A night of amazing up-and-coming indie-folk artists!”

Friday, December 15th @ 9pm
$5
Parish Hall Cleveland
6205 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, OH 44102
www.parishhallcleveland.com

Blake Miller (CD Release on Exit Stencil)
Julie Sokolow (Western Vinyl, Pittsburgh)
Kind Egg (Philadelphia

At only 19 years old and hailing from the college town of Columbus, Ohio, Blake Miller stands to quickly become one of the most renowned singer-songwriters of our day. But to call Blake a singer-songwriter is perhaps a misnomer, because there are far more dynamics going on here than a solitary voice accompanied by a lone guitar. His mastery of melody and arrangement creates songs that range from the haunting to the intimate; but contain an honesty that allows him to stay far enough outside the lyrical styling of the “freak folk” movement to create something truly distinct. The songs contained here on Together with Cats exhibit vocal melodies suggestive of a combination of Grizzly Bear and Devendra Barnhart, coupled with the intimacy and earnestness of early Iron & Wine recordings.

Together with Cats chronicles home recordings made over the past year by Blake Miller and a rotating group of friends as collaborators. Slide guitar, violin, some mouth-based percussion, and more, pepper the album, but the dominant instrument is Blake’s voice—which is often multi-layered and provides a richness and texture to the album that makes you forget all else.

Julie Sokolow doesn't need much to express herself. To record Something About Violins, she used nothing more than her voice, an inexpensive acoustic guitar , and the built-in microphone on her Macintosh G4 Powerbook. In doing so, she has turned on its head the old adage that lofi is the provenance of analog fetishists. She has also created a work of great and unusual beauty.

Using contrasting melodies and vocal textures, she rehashes the most painful, disappointing, and embarrassing episodes of her past. Sometimes her desperation and anger melt into a sexy slur that could be mistaken for one of Karen O's finer moments. At other times her voice is resonant and inviting, and sure to draw comparisons to Julie Doiron or Mirah.

Opening will be King Egg from Philadelphia, PA.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/21/2006 03:09PM by exitstencilrecordings.
Re: Amazing night of indie-folk-psych @ Parish Hall 12-15!
November 28, 2006 02:34PM
hey everyone,

pitchfork posted a track review today and actually features a picture of blake on the front page! we're excited..... you can check it out here:

[www.pitchforkmedia.com]

thanks!

-brandon
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