MR TWIN SISTER

EARS OF THE BEHOLDER PRESENTS

MR TWIN SISTER

EXRAY'S, Some Ember, Yalls

Wed, November 7, 2012

8:00 pm

Rickshaw Stop

$10.00

This event is all ages

There's a 6 ticket limit for this event per household, customer, credit card number and email address. Patrons who exceed the ticket limit can have their order cancelled automatically and without notice.

MR TWIN SISTER
MR TWIN SISTER
“Twin Sister are a Brooklyn-by-way-of-Long Island quintet that do so much so well. Their songs have a remarkable sense of atmosphere and romanticism. They nod at their heroes-- maybe Stereolab and Bjork, maybe Cocteau Twins or 1980s pop-- without overtly stealing. They seem to know they are capable of great things.” --Pitchfork

The band's self-titled album is the second full length album by the five members of Twin Sister, now known as Mr Twin Sister. Following their debut LP, composed largely in a studio, the band returned to the creative process they had employed on their first two EPs- working individually or in small, shifting groups. Ideas germinated in an environment where experimentation was encouraged. Some bloomed immediately, others matured slowly over the years, the rest demolished and rebuilt dozens of times in an effort to discover their ideal form. Progress was slow, coming in fits and bursts, accommodating the unexpected twists and turns of life.

There was a new depth to the process as well- prior to 2010, when working on their EPs in much the same manner, the band had never before been in a proper studio. Now having spent time in one, they knew better how and when to use it, and were able to combine its benefits with a more methodical songwriting approach for the first time.

We are left with eight songs stretching 38 minutes, something far deeper, darker, and more substantial than anything they have done before. Revolving around themes of self-identity and isolation, the songs stand as a testament to fighting for what you love, breaking down the walls we surround ourselves with, out of the dark and into the light.
EXRAY'S
EXRAY'S
Jon Bernson and Michael Falsetto-Mapp specialize in lo-fi electronic pop made from gritty beats, voice mail vocals and timeless melodies. The band released their debut EP 'Ammunition Teeth' in October of 2010, the same month that David Fincher's blockbuster 'The Social Network' featured Exray's song 'Hesitation' alongside an Academy Award winning score by Trent Reznor. In February 2011 Exray's released their first self-titled LP and a series of videos, which were premiered by Pitchfork, Altered Zones, Spin, MOKB and The Bay Bridged. Their music has been Forkasted by Pitchfork, praised by Prefix and reviewed by dozens of other blogs.

Trust a Robot reveals the Exray's obsession with the dystopian visions of Philip K. Dick, Syd Mead, William Burroughs and James Blaylock. The band is coalescing a growing electronic pop movement in San Francisco that taps into the beatmaking world, underground dance music, inventive songwriting and a fascination with the future. Since the release of their first record, Exray's has performed with a long list of likeminded innovators: Toro Y Moi, tUnE-yArDs, The Soft Moon, Nite Jewel, Cloud Nothings, Thao Nguyen, Matthew Dear, Adventure, Dosh, Braids, Tim Cohen, The Sandwitches, John Vanderslice, Weekend and Pictureplane. The band has contributed to numerous comps, including Secret Seven's 'In a Cloud,' which features some of San Francisco's best known bands: The Fresh & Onlys, Thee Oh Sees, Sonny and the Sunsets, Kelley Stoltz and The Sandwitches.
Some Ember
Some Ember
"Some Ember is the new solo project of Man/Miracle’s Dylan Travis. “Era of Wind” is only the second song he’s released, it is icy and desolate. It’s a little bit Lovecraft (From fingertip to dilated eye/ it closes grip on vibrated flesh, Travis sings) and a little bit Fever Ray, propelled by haunted, droning bass. I keep thinking about this lonely guy in a lake, like a 19th century convict rowing through fog, making his great escape from an island prison and sinking halfway to shore. What happens to that guy? What if he had a Moog to play on the way down? " --The Fader

"Like some kind of abridged soundtrack to Bergman’s Persona pared down to its abstract purity, this ten minute mood piece charts a psychic journey through dissolution and restructure, opening with a searing purge of the sonic palate, only to find itself wading through the aftermath’s fog of disarray. Taking cues from the likes of Mazzy Star, Happy New Year and Grouper, the San Francisco duo immerse themselves in a narcotic mixture of sensuality and obliqueness, mostly leaving meaning and catharsis to hover just out of reach while an ominous air of gloom takes hold." --Sonic Masala
Yalls
Yalls
"Bay Area’s most cherished lunatic beat folk phenomenon" --No Fear Of Pop

"We’ve been hooked on his bizarrely rewarding twists of pop music." --mapzzz blog

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