Language Arts (Toronto / Nova Scotia), High Parade and Burro
Where: Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
109 7 Avenue S.W Calgary
18+ with government issued identification
When: Thursday October 54th, 2018.
Admission: $10.00 Advance Available at https://slothrecords.wordpress.com/ or www.myshowpass.com
Language Arts is the brainchild of Toronto-based guitarist, composer and singer Kristen Cudmore. Their sound is really a marriage between jazz schoolers and the classically trained.
Able Island is the sophomore record by Language Arts – it’s dedicated to their home, Nova Scotia, and is inspired by the mystique of the feral Sable Island.
Recorded across Canada in a myriad of locations (bedrooms, basements, hotels, clubs, alleyways, cottages, etc.) it is DIY in its truest form. Produced by band members: Neil MacIntosh and Kristen Cudmore, they collaborated with Darryl Neudorf (Neko Case, The Sadies) on the mix.
The making of Able Island began in Nova Scotia, in a cottage on the Northumberland Straight and it continued as they made their way across Canada on their national tour. It features the ambience of homemade microphones, wind blowing down the stove pipe during a Nor’Easter, the crackling of the fireplace in the dead of winter, the voices of their audiences on the national tour, and reverb chambers made of large soup pots that they later cooked too much chilli in.
The songs are inspired by the sense of home and belonging. They touch on many deep sentiments like family roots and the mystery of the sea; loneliness and depression; the drifting between waking life and the fantasy of what life would be. A Sable Island carol.
High Parade play music for the tragic romantic with indie pop sensibilities and shoegaze overtones.
From the teenage emergencies of Aaron Levin:
The scorched ferocity barely tethers Burnt Monument‘s searing atonal bliss to our malignant reality. Revelling within the distorted chaos of a guitar-driven daily dance, Burro decimate every squalid soundscape in their pursuit of tautolic wretchery. It’s the ultimate display of damaged purity; a cacophony of annihilation; a treatise on the fundamental nature of obliteration. Ultimate Shred™.
*This event takes place on the territory of the Blackfoot and the people of Treaty 7 Region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuu T'ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations. Calgary is also home to the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III.