Talkdemonic, Extra Classic, Sunburns

Love The Captive Presents

Talkdemonic

Extra Classic

Sunburns

Thu, November 15, 2012

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

Fulton 55

Fresno, CA

$7 Advance // $10 Door

This event is 21 and over

Talkdemonic
Talkdemonic
Speakers everywhere this fall will rejoice with the arrival of Eyes at Half Mast, the third record from Talkdemonic. The Portland, Oregon duo of Kevin O'Connor and Lisa Molinaro have been playing together since 2003; she plays the viola and cello, while he plays everything else, including, but not limited to: drums, synths, and acoustic instruments. The result is an intoxicating blend of symphonic strings and explosive percussion; achingly beautiful music.

Eyes at Half Mast is the band's high water mark. The album teems with moments of spirited beauty, (especially on Duality of Deathening and March Movement) and of haunting elegies (as exemplified by Tides in Their Grave and Dust and Heat). There are passages filled with raw dissonance on the record, such as the release and tension offered by Civilian. There is a sense of loss and memory running through many of these songs, but the tone of the record is ultimately one of hope, a satisfyingly dark vitality that embraces melodic confidence.

Talkdemonic continue to expand the range of emotion that they are able to evoke without words. The band is emerging in terms of composition, song structure and recording, and the sound crystallizes here. Talkdemonic hit a stride in songwriting with tunes like Ending the Orange Glow and Black Wood Crimson, which feature complex arrangements, layers and harmonies. It's worth nor mixed thirteen of the fourteen songs from this set.

Audiences admire Talkdemonic for their uncompromisingly cathartic and bewitching live sets, as they witness the co-mingling of O'Connor's rhythmic prowess and Molinaro's tempestuous craft. It becomes a welcome contagion, to know Talkdemonic, as they remind us continue to treat music as something of crucial importance and endless amazement.
Extra Classic
Extra Classic
In order to capture the sonic quality of old Jamaican recordings, San Francisco’s Extra Classic recorded the tunes on their forthcoming full length all-analog. This need for authenticity got the attention of Los Angeles-based Manimal Vinyl (Sister Crayon, Papercranes, Warpaint, etc), who signed the band after hearing the album. The end result is the forthcoming full length Your Light Like White Lightning, Your Light Like A Laser Beam, out September 27th on cd, digital, and double gatefold vinyl. All songs on the album are recorded on 8-track tape along with vintage recording equipment from the 60’s and 70’s. As the music required much emphasis on the importance of the producer/engineer/mixer as musicians themselves, Alex and Adrianne have worked diligently to fulfill these roles and to perfect their artistic vision. As a touring/live band, Extra Classic is a five-piece band consisting of Adrianne Verhoeven (vocals/keys), Alex deLanda (bass), Josh Adams (drums), Dustin Kinsey (guitar) and David Wetzel (keys). Robin Taylor (International Creative Management) is currently booking Extra Classic.
Adrianne Verhoeven played keys and sang in The Anniversary from 1997-2003. Following this, she worked on honing her singing and songwriting skills while collaborating and playing with various musicians and music projects. In 2007, Adrianne released her own album under the name “Dri”, titled Smoke Rings (Range Life Records, 2007). While playing and touring throughout the U.S. in support of “Smoke Rings”, Adrianne and Alex have played with bands such as Modest Mouse, The Handsome Furs, Conor Oberst, and The Fruit Bats.
Alex de Landa is a songwriter/producer based out of San Francisco, whose projects have included recording and producing The Donkeys‘ album, Living on the Other Side(Dead Oceans, 2008). Alex played bass and engineered the acclaimed album from The Papercuts, Can’t Go Back (Gnomonsong Records, 2007); he has also played bass and assistant engineered for Casiotone For The Painfully Alone. He maintains an analog recording studio in San Francisco where he has most recently recorded and produced the forthcoming Extra Classic full length.
Extra Classic has recently released a 7”/45 limited-press vinyl single, “Congo Rebel b/w Version” on their own imprint/label, Nopal Records. Another limited edition 45 single from the album is currently being pressed and will be released this summer, with tour dates to follow this fall.
Sunburns
Sunburns
Reach for the stars.
Venue Information:
Fulton 55
875 Divisadero Street
Fresno, CA, 93721
http://www.fulton55.com/