BRETON

POPSCENE CLUB NIGHT WITH

BRETON

Vir, plus popscene DJs

Thu, May 10, 2012

9:30 pm

Rickshaw Stop

This event is 18 and over

LIMITED ADV TIX AT $10.

BRETON
BRETON
Formed in 2010, the four-piece are primarily film-makers with cutting-edge video and sound design work under their belts for the likes of The Temper Trap, Penguin Prison and Tricky. For their independent short films they are award winners and regular fixtures at film festivals.

From their base in South East London, a former bank now aptly named 'bretonLABS' they can be found capturing and cataloguing a wealth of found sounds which they use in all of their audio-visual work.

Before joining the Fat Cat roster, the band, a fiercely independent D.I.Y. unit released three critically acclaimed EPs - the first a one-sided, hand-etched limited run of only 15 transparent ten-inch records; the second another handmade venture, a limited release of only 50 CDs which were accompanied with parts and instructions for a synthesiser; and the third, a 12" on Hemlock Recordings, the label responsible for pioneering releases by Fantastic Mr Fox, Mount Kimbie and James Blake.

Their much-anticipated live shows sees them shrouded in black hoods manipulating guitars, bass, synths, drums and laptops to create a truly original melee incorporating hip-hop, electronica, cinematic soundscapes. Onstage, they are lit only by the glow of their emphatic self-shot visuals, cut and edited live, in real-time by their touring fifth member.

As well as having a busy tour schedule, the band spent a large part of 2011 recording their debut album. In order to allow the band to fully immerse themselves in the creation of their forthcoming release, Fat Cat flew the band to Sundlaugin, the remote Icelandic studio home of Sígur Róssaw. The development of this project is documented in a set of shorts the band has made during their session.

This year the band are embarking upon a tour around UK and Europe, as well as a headline date in NYC, to coincide with the release of their debut album, 'Other People's problems', on 26th March 2012.
Vir
Vir
Vir are a post-punk noise-pop trio based in the SF Bay Area, who love fuzz pedals, loops, and lots of delay. Comprised of Sam Sloane (Vox, Guitar) Natasha Arens (Bass) and Jeff Paul (Drums), Vir experiment with elements of post punk, psychedelic noise and shoegaze to conjure up a glacial, dark and dynamic sound. Based in Oakland, CA but with roots in Christchurch New Zealand, Vir has a binding affinity with many Kiwi post-punk trios such as the Gordons, Bailter Space and HDU.

"Finally, someone makes this shoegaze revival thing work. Oakland's Vir, formerly called Montana, lays U2-size vocals, melodies, and song structures over sinister, flatline backdrops à la Joy Division. The resulting tension, anchored by singer Sam Sloane's excellent guitar work, creates songs that don't stale." —East Bay Express

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Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com