SEA OF BEES

SEA OF BEES

RADIATION CITY, The Loom

Wed, March 28, 2012

8:00 pm

Rickshaw Stop

$10.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is all ages

SEA OF BEES
SEA OF BEES
Multi-instrumentalist Julie Baenziger hails from Grandaddy's stomping grounds, California's Central Valley, and like her onetime neighbors, she has an impeccable knack for infusing despair with charm. Her pain is the loveless kind, and she conveys it in a voice equal parts twang and coo, backed by lush country-folk and gossamer bedroom haze. "Skinnybone" sounds like it takes place inside of a music box; "Marmalade" in dense woods on a moonless night. A quick dip into glitch seems like a novice move, but all that slide guitar and glockenspiel give Sea of Bees a seasoned sorrow.

"Took me about 50 seconds — the length of the woozy, haunting intro to "Marmalade" — to completely fall for Sea of Bees, the nom de tune of Sacramento indie-popper Julie Baenziger. Her debut album "Songs for the Ravens" sounds folky in some places, gauzy and ambient in others and twee as hell in still others, but beautiful throughout, and a potent reminder that emotional virtue is an artist's most precious commodity. This one's special, folks, let's not screw it up." --LA Weekly

"Songs for the Ravens is bound to be one of this year's finest records;as soon as you hear it you're not going to be able to shakeit." --Portland Mercury

"I'm not entirely sure why I love this album so much... ..That which I cannot put my finger on, is the mysterious, wonderful, and addictive qualities of this album as a whole. Bravo to Jules and her Sea of Bees." -Jason Lytle (Grandaddy, Admiral Radley)
RADIATION CITY
RADIATION CITY
Portland’s Radiation City will release their second full-length album Animals In The Median, May 21, 2013 via Tender Loving Empire. From their use of modern electronic sounds and the restraint of classic bossa records, to the urgency and harmony of northern soul, the band has codified seemingly disparate ideas into a sound and ethos that is at once refreshing and classic

Effortlessly bending genres, Animals In The Median takes you on a journey through time. “So Long” turns Motown inside out with funky bass lines, catchy church organs and vintage vocal arrangements. The suspenseful lush orchestration of “Wash of Noise” soothes the musical palette. “Zombies” dabbles in doo-wop, flawlessly adorned with swinging handclaps and melodies. “Foreign Bodies” makes you want to snap your fingers to sweet and simple guitar rhythms that dance side by side with cascading flute melodies over a strong even beat.

"A new generation of acts that don't care much for the longstanding walls between slow acoustic pop, dance music, experimental electronic music and distortion-fueled rock." --Willamette Week
The Loom
The Loom
The Loom is a Brooklyn-based indie rock band. Formed in New York City in 2006, the band consists of six members playing a variety of instruments including guitars, mandolin, French horn, trumpet, banjo, ukelele, percussion, keyboards, and male/female vocals.

The band released their debut EP "At Last Light" in 2008 and subsequently went on tour and played Pop Montreal and CMJ Music Festivals. In early 2010 they completed their first full-length album entitled "Teeth", recorded at Maverick Studios in Chinatown, New York, with producer Allen Farmelo and mastered at Masterdisk Studios, with album artwork by Asthmatic Kitty artist DM Stith.

The Loom played 8 shows at SXSW Music Fest 2010, including the Muzzle of Bees Backyard Barbecue with Rural Alberta Advantage, The Love Language, and others. They were featured in Paste Magazine's "Best of What's Next", and of their live show The New Yorker said, "The beloved Loom...have lately been guiding their chamber-folk sound to decidedly louder sonic territory."

In summer 2010 they toured the Midwest, Northeast and Canada, and they have planned more touring through the fall and winter including CMJ to promote their unreleased album. They were recently called "The Next Big Thing" by the New York Times.

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