Cafe Racer, Material Girls (ATL), Clearance

Cafe Racer, Material Girls (ATL), Clearance

Fri, August 18, 2017

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$10.00

Cafe Racer
Cafe Racer
6 piece value meal
Material Girls
Material Girls
"Not much information exists about recently-formed Atlanta band Material Girls, and the group likes it that way. The six-piece outfit featuring members of Slang, Concord America and Chief Scout debuted in late 2016 with just 33 copies of a lathe cut 7-inch record, sharing only one song online via a conspicuously sparse Soundcloud channel. The first single, “Drained,” tantalized with spooky sleigh bells, jangly piano, braying horns, and deep, moody vocals reminiscent of Ariel Pink and Leonard Cohen. It was a promising track, and for listeners left wanting more, there was almost nothing to be found. Today Material Girls tease the internet a bit more, releasing the B-side of the record with CL’s premiere of “Tightrope.” Though the dark vocals and signature trumpets and saxophones remain, the song reveals a jauntier and more sardonic tone. The energetic bass and spoken-word lyrics (“I ask for advice / I fuck it up twice”) evoke influences ranging from the Talking Heads to Ought."
Clearance
Clearance
NOISEY -- "Contagiously snappy and slacker pop ... that at times sounds like it could be the Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain basement tapes ... [or] like if The Fall were from Chapel Hill."

FLOOD MAGAZINE -- " 'Crowded Out' ... is an expertly carved slice of half-tempo magic-hour rock that jangles its way into a half-cocked guitar workout."

STEREOGUM -- "It’s good old-fashioned alt-rock, and the Chicago foursome know what they’re doing, and know how to leave you satisfied by a song’s end. They’re getting ready to release their debut full-length, Rapid Rewards, in the fall, and are kicking things off with “You’ve Been Pre-Approved,” a catchy track that leaks a certain smarm. “Look me in the eye, how could I lead you astray?” they ask. “Some restrictions apply, but they’d never apply to you/ Some restrictions apply, never mind you’ve got nothing to lose/ You’ve been pre-approved.” It could be written from the perspective of a financial advisor looking to make a quick buck, or it could be a romantic entanglement — either way, their both negotiations of a sort."

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Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com