Doors at 7:00pm
$17 Advance/$20 Day of show
Atlas Genius & Bear hands - Co-Headline
All ages show. Check entry requirements at http://theslowdown.com/All-Ages
Warner Brothers Records has just released Inanimate Objects, the new album from Atlas Genius. "The euphoric first single "Molecules" is available now!
Get the album at iTunes.
Produced by Atlas Genius and Frederik Thaae, Inanimate Objects is the follow-up to the band's 2013 full-length debut, When It Was Now, which was hailed by Rolling Stone as a "spritely, melodic debut album" and featured the Gold-certified hit single "Trojans." After being discovered by the blog Neon Gold, "Trojans" gained momentum online and on the radio. The band was signed to Warner Bros. Records and began 18 months of non-stop touring, including two national headline tours, opening for Imagine Dragons and Silversun Pickups and playing festivals like Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Sasquatch, Firefly and many others. They also performed on numerous television shows, including The Tonight Show With Leno, The Late Show With David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan and Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Inanimate Objects was recorded in Adelaide, Australia and Studio City, CA. It was mixed by Andrew Maury in Brooklyn and Manny Marroquin in Los Angeles. It was mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound in NYC.
Bear Hands are a textbook example of contrasting personalities uniting to craft something more than the sum of their parts. Vocalist/guitarist Dylan Rau, the Brooklyn-based quartet's self-confessed musical Luddite ("I can't read music, but that's ok because I'm more of an ideas man,") peppers his supersonic chatter with an infectious collection of witticisms. By contrast his songwriting partner, guitarist Ted Feldman, grew up playing the cello and carefully selects his answers, admitting to being "a bit of a control freak."
Together, these contradictory characters have combined their strengths to deliver their sophomore album Distraction - a collection in which their love of pop hooks is filtered cohesively through an eclectic collection of genre elements ranging from psychedelic to punk. "Giants" is perhaps the track that best encapsulates everything that makes Bear Hands special, as it flows from a manic verse full of hollered stream-of-consciousness lyrics into an infectious chorus, in which the universal emotion of "I'm loving you more" is set to a cascading riff.
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