Century Palm / Feel Alright / Melted Mirror / Janitor Scum
Where: Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
109 7 Avenue S.W Calgary
When: Thursday March 23rd, 2017
Doors: 9:00pm 18+ with ID
Admission: $10.00 Advance Available at https://slothrecords.wordpress.com/ or https://www.myshowpass.com/centurypalm-feelalright-meltedmirror-janitors...
It’s perhaps cliche to speak of a new band bursting upon the scene, but in the case of Toronto’s CENTURY PALM, such a claim is entirely valid. This collaborative project between five veterans of Canada’s underground rock scene has amassed no small degree of interest from the informed and attentive. Century Palm is a new group with ambitions far beyond their rawer formative endeavours, and the extent of that shared vision is becoming clear.
Not content to simply combine influences, Century Palm slither effortlessly across genre boundaries, drawing upon myriad times and places: Simple Minds, The Units, Neu!, Wire, Eno’s pop records, and contemporary sounds from the Australian garage rock sub-terrain.
Century Palm frequently employ minimal but propulsive rhythms in service of intoxicating melodies. Songs like ‘White Light’ or ‘Valley Cyan’ shiver, pulsate and glisten, losing none of the essential energy of previous projects while adding new worlds of texture and feeling. There’s a fascinating tension, a palpable struggle between their inner selves and their music that demands to be heard. Now all you need to do is listen. - https://www.facebook.com/centurypalm/
A mixture of equal parts Wings and Big Star, there are enough three-part harmonies and restless guitar pop here to set a smile to anyone’s face. Feel Alright has survived its years in Calgary’s music scene on an effortless ability to please and Craig Fahner’s melodic intuition. It’s a pleasure to see them again. - http://www.sledisland.com/2016/feel-alright
Oozing synthesizers and pumping drum machines set the scene of a primetime crime show in the ‘80s. Light arpeggios and swinging hi-hats build atop one another, textured by low, mysterious vocals. Melted Mirror’s analog throwback music is fresh, saturated by a perspective of the digital age, while reminiscent of the roots of electronic music. - http://www.sledisland.com/2015/melted-mirror
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