May 31, 2017 | doors at 8:30pm
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The Bowery, Speakeasy Promotions and Tight Bros. Network present:
- DAY OF SHOW
They recorded their first EP in a day and posted it to Bandcamp. On the other side of the world, a small label from Greece was listening and offered to press a limited run of LPs. Interest picked up through the blogging community and the band found tight group of dedicated fans around the globe. Since 2013 the band has released two full lengths, an EP, and several singles. They have toured Australia, the United States, Europe and Japan extensively. Kikagaku Moyo love to connect with people through performing, whether they are playing in a barn deep in a Swedish forest, on a desolate Mediterranean beach, or beside a sleepy river at 2014’s Levitation Fest they bring out the magic in everyone present.
Their latest release “House in the Tall Grass” (Guruguru Brain) was recorded in the winter of 2015/16 in Tokyo. Their delicate use of melody and soft vocal harmonies contrast seamlessly with fuzzed out sitar riffs and feedback. To Kikagaku Moyo a song is like a breath of wind through the leaves or a fish jumping from the water. Their music is a conversation—sometimes delicate and tender other times explosive, but always human and always changing.
San Francisco-based producer Al Lover has spent the last several years evolving a unique approach to electronic and psychedelic music by way of exploring the common threads within it’s various genres. From the 2011 Garage tinged project Distorted Reverberations - where he remixed bands such as Thee Oh Sees and Night Beats - to his more recent exploration of Synthesized Kraut, Ambient and Dub, Zodiak Versions, Al continues to explore the fringes of Psychedelic music and draw parallels where others might get lost.
Often compared to acts like Sun Araw and Gaslamp Killer, Al draws from the past and connects it to the future with the use of samples, drum machines, live instrumentation, analog synthesizers, effects and Ableton Live. Lover has been busy the last 3 years releasing 5 LPs, collaborating with artists such as Goat, Anton Newcombe, White Fence and Lumerians all while touring Europe extensively and working with Levitation Austin as their official DJ.