JAYMES YOUNG

POPSCENE and FLOOD MAGAZINE PRESENT

JAYMES YOUNG

MATT MAESON, plus DJ Aaron Axelsen (popscene)

Thu, July 13, 2017

8:00 pm

Rickshaw Stop

This event is 18 and over

JAYMES YOUNG
JAYMES YOUNG
Jaymes Young will assure you that he's a "songwriter before a singer and performer."

That wise and self-aware summation cuts to the core of who the Seattle-born and Los Angeles-based musician/poet really is. He still spends countless hours holed up in his bedroom carefully piecing together compositions, penning lyrics, and exploring sounds. His musical wanderlust yields a sound steeped in pop palatability, dusky cinematic electronics, and stark, stirring instrumentation. He sharpens that signature style on his 2017 full-length debut, Feel Something [Atlantic Records].

In 2012, Jaymes traded his native Seattle, WA for Los Angeles, CA. 2013 saw him independently release the critically acclaimed Dark Star mixtape, gaining praise from Nylon, Pigeons & Planes, VICE's Noisey and more. Following his signing to Atlantic Records, his Habits of My Heart EP spawned viral hits such as the title track and "I'll Be Good," which both surpassed 20 million Spotify streams. Supporting the EP, he hit the road with the likes of London Grammar and Vance Joy. And fueled by fan fervor, 2015's "We Won't" with Phoebe Ryan caught on like proverbial wildfire, amassing over 25 million Spotify streams and 4 million Soundcloud plays and receiving praise from Billboard, Earmilk, IndieShuffle and more.
MATT MAESON
MATT MAESON
There's a rare directness to Matt's music: he sings like the dead singer-songwriters, full of troubled and tensile grace. His sound is spare and rich and restless. Vines of guitar weave around his voice; half-remembered melodies drift overhead like ghosts. "Cringe," his debut single, feels like canon, as profound and arresting as Jeff Buckley or King Krule; it's got the stark, urgent intimacy of a spotlight trained on a pair of sinners in the dark.

As with all of Matt's music, it asks the same questions his life has-about desperation, redemption, and love. The extraordinary Who Killed Matt Maeson EP is available now via Neon Gold/Atlantic Records.
plus DJ Aaron Axelsen (popscene)
plus DJ Aaron Axelsen (popscene)

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