Merchandise

Shark Productions & Vectortone Present

Merchandise

Beware The Images, Public Memory

Wed, September 28, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Zanzabar

Louisville, KY

$12.00

This event is 21 and over

Merchandise
Merchandise
Merchandise is a band fighting against the easy categorization reserved for abbreviated biographies. The project is equal parts punk misanthropy, maudlin balladeering, fine art, low humor, classical study, psychedelic spacecasing, mad science and pop genius.

Formed as a trio in Tampa, Florida in 2008, the band has undergone ceaseless revision and reinvention. After putting out numerous records and tapes on independent punk labels and touring the underground, the band truly hit its stride with the release of their second LP Children of Desire in April 2012. In addition to a very warm reception from fans, the record received praise from the likes of Pitchfork, NME, Spin, and numerous other critics and journals.

2013 saw the band releasing Totale Nite on Iowa City’s Night People label and touring extensively throughout America and Europe.

Their debut 4AD LP - After The End - was released on August 26, 2014.
Beware The Images
Beware The Images
And though the sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home, why can't a little Manchester rain soak up the sound every now and then?

Beware The Images are TJ Hester, Shane St. Clair, Jon Moore, and Robbie James.
Public Memory
Public Memory is the solo project of Brooklyn's Robert Toher, recorded over the course of a year as he lived in Los Angeles temporarily. Previously of the group ERAAS, Robert places a greater emphasis on electronics in this new project. Rhythm is at the forefront, with the tone informed by stripped down, narcotic impressions of krautrock, hypnotic percussion, and subtly layered atmospherics.

To call it minimal would, on the surface, seem appropriate. Wuthering Drum does not need an abundance of flashes and frills to illustrate its point, nor does it need smoke and mirrors to mask a lack of vision. However, repeated listens yield layers of tonal variations, textural nuance, and tastefully placed overdubs. The Korg MS-20 does the lion's share of tonal work, but listen carefully to the percussion and try to see where electronic ends, organic begins, and vice-versa.

There is a slightly religious or spiritual element at Wuthering Drum''s core; a sense of being in an existential crisis, while simultaneously being uplifted, in the face of change. The focus is on a kind of renewal, but not in the New Age, aggressively positive sense. This is the search for redemption in a far away place, away from comfort; it is adjustment to an inner dissonance, rather than the washing over of past fears and regrets with sterile holy waters.
Venue Information:
Zanzabar
2100 South Preston Street
Louisville, KY, 40217
http://www.zanzabarlouisville.com/