Yndi Halda (UK), Jung People and Staghorn (Champaign, IL)
Where: Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
109 7 Avenue S.W Calgary
When: Thursday November 8, 2018
Admission: $12.00 Advance Available at https://slothrecords.wordpress.com/ or www.myshowpass.com
Yndi Halda (UK)
Yndi Halda are a post-rock group from Canterbury, England whose lengthy compositions include sweeping strings and dramatic crescendos. The group was formed in 2001 by multi-instrumentalist James Vella, guitarist Jack Lambert, bass guitarist Brendan Grieve, violinist Daniel Neal, and drummer Oliver Newton, all of whom were students at the time. After years of playing together and developing material, they recorded their debut release during the summer of 2005. The primarily instrumental three-song EP Enjoy Eternal Bliss (which also featured bass playing by Daniel Lovegrove) was originally self-released by the band that autumn, and gained the group a following despite its limited availability. The group signed to European label Big Scary Monsters and American imprint Burnt Toast Vinyl, both of which re-released Enjoy Eternal Bliss as a full-length, including a previously unreleased song. Yndi Halda toured across Europe, North America, and Asia in support of the critically acclaimed album. In 2007, the group began performing new material that included more vocals and acoustic instrumentation. Fans had to wait several years to hear additional new material, however; the band maintained a steady touring schedule and Vella kept busy with his experimental electronic pop solo project A Lily, but Yndi Halda didn't commence recording their second album until April of 2013. Featuring new bassist Alexander Petersen, the album was finished in October of 2014, mixed in February of 2015, and released as Under Summer in March of 2016. - www.allmusic.com
Jung People play beautiful, tender and drowsy post-rock. Gentle crescendos gradually build and diminish, while increasingly complex rhythmic patterns weave in and out underneath. The band is as hypnotic as they are soothing, making the atmosphere at their live events something to remember. - www.sledisland.com
Staghorn (Champaign, IL)
An enigmatically narrated three-piece outfit from Champaign, IL debuts “Parousia I / Kismet II” - 30 minutes of euphonic introspection where global ethic and activism transcend the traditional parameters of music. Equally heavy in concept and musicality, “Parousia I / Kismet II” is the soundtrack to building a better world. Set within proverbial walls of sound a spoken word narrative concerning a final human settlement evokes images of dystopia, invoking moods both bleak and hopeful.
Strongly principled as a do-it-yourself collective operating Leave Your Mark Print Shop and Mills Custom Amps, all vinyl and CD copies of “Parousia I / Kismet II” come with detailed custom packaging, designed, screen-printed, and built from the ground up in house. Creativity and compassion effects a working, sustainable future.
Music. Thought. Action. Solidarity.
*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.