Entries tagged with: Implodes
photos by Milos Markicevic
Implodes at the Empty Bottle on 4.08.2013
On Monday (4/8), Implodes played a free show at the Empty Bottle with support from Population and Acteurs. The show served as the record release for Recurring Dream, which hit stores earlier this month via Kranky. Were you there? If so, how was it? Pictures of all three acts are in this post. More below...
DOWNLOAD: Implodes - "Scattered in the Wind" (MP3)
Chicago quartet Implodes are set to release the follow-up to their 2011 debut LP Black Earth on April 1 via Kranky. It's called Recurring Dream and you can grab its hazy lead single "Scattered in the Wind" above. The track is a textured slow-burner that develops into a great fuzzed-out guitar section. It's also available to stream at the bottom of this post.
Implodes have a couple of upcoming local shows. The first of two is a performance at The Burlington on March 8 with Night Terror (aka Tyson Torstensen of Ga'an, Magical Beautiful). Then, they'll play a free show at the Empty Bottle on April 8 with support from Population.
A stream of "Scattered in the Wind" and album info. for Recurring Dream are below...
photos by Zach Pollack
Disappears / Lotus Plaza @ Lincoln Hall last night
Last night (Friday, April 13), Disappears and Lotus Plaza (aka Lockett Pundt of Deerhunter) kicked off their spring North American tour with a packed show at Lincoln Hall. Their Kranky label mates Implodes (who we unfortunately missed) got things started. Continue on for a set of pictures from last night...
by Andrew Sacher
Lockett Pundt with Deerhunter at Bonnaroo 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Lotus Plaza (aka Deerhunter guitarist Lockett Pundt) just released his sophomore LP, Spooky Action at a Distance, earlier this month via Kranky, and is about to kick off a tour in support of it. As I wrote on BrooklynVegan, it's a huge step up from his debut and:
The songs are driven by looping beats that either seemingly or literally don't falter throughout the entirety of each song, notably popping out with the drum rolls of "Strangers" or the krautpunk backbone of "Remember Our Days." The album sounds largest with its centerpiece, "Monoliths," which gives "Desire Lines" a run for its money as Lockett's best song yet. It opens with two quick verses and then spends more than half the song with crashing cymbals and the repeated line, "And one of these days, I hope I come around," ending in "One of these days, I'll come around." The album's most surprising moment comes on its closing track, "Black Buzz," an acoustic ballad with Lockett's vocals intimately foregrounded, and the one track on the album that makes Lotus Plaza actually seem like a solo project.He's supporting the album on a tour with labelmates Disappears which kicks off in Chicago on Friday (4/13) at Lincoln Hall with Implodes and DJ Heterodyne. Tickets for that show are still available.
All dates and more at BrooklynVegan.
Chicago-based guitarist Ken Camden released his debut solo LP Lethargy and Repercussion in 2010 via Kranky Records. He's also a member of the band Implodes, which released their debut LP Black Earth this past spring via Kranky as well.
Camden will play the Museum of Contemporary Art tomorrow night (11/22), at 6PM, as part of their Face the Strange series.
As a solo artist Camden combines elements of modern composition, kosmische musik, eastern modal themes, and academic electronic work to explore what can be done by a single person playing live solo guitar. For his Face the Strange performance, Camden presents new solo material along with accompanying video projections.Admission is 100% FREE.
Check out a sample video of what you'll see tomorrow night, below..