MR. LITTLE JEANS

WILLCALL PRESENTS A POPSCENE CLUB NIGHT WITH

MR. LITTLE JEANS

Silver Swans, plus DJs Aaron Axelsen and DJ Dials

Thursday 4/3

9:00 pm

$12-14

Sold Out

This event is 18 and over

MR. LITTLE JEANS
MR. LITTLE JEANS
Monica Birkenes is Mr Little Jeans. The Norwegian chanteuse’s debut album is due out on Capitol imprint Harvest Records in March of 2014.

Pocketknife’s music is imbued with mystery and a dazzling interplay between shadow and light. Breathy vocals stab like equatorial sun rays that coexist with nocturnal synths. It’s been like this ever since Mr Little Jeans became a critically revered electro-pop diva a few years back. With a name nicked from a bit character in Wes Anderson’s Rushmore, she quickly elicited comparisons to Lykke Li and Charli XCX, but has carved out her own lane, blending Scandinavian cool with passionate lyrics. Spin raved that her music has “hooks from here to the Aurora Borealis, but [she] swathes them in dark-hearted mystery, bright synths lurking beneath her indelible voice.”

Born and raised in the woodsy, seaside town of Grimstad, Norway, Mr Little Jeans spent her childhood immersed in music, be it the sounds of her mother’s guitar or Simon & Garfunkel records. She grew up in the church choir, learned piano and guitar, amassed singing competition wins throughout the Norse countryside. Absorbing early influences ranging from Mariah Carey, PJ Harvey and Massive Attack, she sublimated and synthesized the ability to sing in a way that makes you freeze, as though time was momentarily stopped and you’re unsure whether you want to dance or ruminate.
Silver Swans
Silver Swans
“A little Knife-y at times but they're doing their own thing.” - Brooklyn Vegan

“... Silver Swans is dark and brooding, yet innocent and nostalgic.” – San Francisco Bay Guardian

“It all sounds like something you'd expect to hear coming from Sweden's Labrador Records, home of acts such as the Radio Dept., Acid House Kings, and Amanda Mair.” – Prefix Mag

"Silver Swans live in land of moody dream pop, somewhere in between The Knife and Ladytron." - Heavy.com
Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com