Rachel Ries & The Never Lonely

Record Release Party

Rachel Ries & The Never Lonely

Panoramic and True, Weatherman

Thu, February 13, 2014

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$10.00

Tickets Available at the Door

Rachel Ries & The Never Lonely
Rachel Ries & The Never Lonely
Rachel​ Ries​ crafts sly and compassionate songs for the crooked hearted. With an electric guitar, clear voice and steady hand, she pulls the listener into her world of city grit, country dirt, and her open-eyed search for redemption and reason. Her songs are fine-tuned delicacy with a snarl and disarming candor​.​

​Rachel has spent the past year touring North America and Europe with Ghost of a Gardener, her first record in 5 years. Uncut calls ​Ghost ​a "Gorgeous gush of warm-blooded harmonies" and Maverick UK states ​it'​s a "technicolor treasure in word and melody." The album was recorded right here in Chicago at Pieholden Suite Sounds (studio of the late Jay Bennett)​ and features David Vandervelde​, Emmett Kelly, Evan Bivins, Ari Bolles as well as Gregory Alan Isakov and string & horn sections culled from across the country.

​While ​Chicago will always feel like home, ​she ​currently​​​​ ​splits her time between rural Vermont and Brooklyn.
Panoramic and True
Panoramic and True
Panoramic & True is a pop band from Chicago; their clean, tense, and melodic sound has been praised by Rolling Stone, MTV, Chicago Tribune, WXRT, and NPR’s WBEZ, among others.

Formed by songwriter John Lennox after cutting his teeth in Montreal’s mid-2000 scene, Panoramic & True began in 2007 as an orchestral pop experiment: an electric guitar and a string quartet. As an eight-piece the band began touring the midwest and east coast in 2010, then embellished Lennox’s attic studio of castaway analog gear and spent the winter of 2012 recording the blend of garage, 60s soul, British Invasion, and indie pop that would become "Wonderlust" (Raymond Roussel Records).

"Wonderlust"’s signature—a mix of overdriven dirt and shimmer, explosive tom drum rolls, and high modern chamber pieces—earned Panoramic & True praise from local and national media.

Calling the experiment a success, in 2013 Lennox pushed for change: seeking a sparser sound, the band switched to its current four-piece guitar-based lineup and sought a sharper, crisper, and dancier sound for their "Wonderlust" follow-up. The "Bells" 7" single, released in 2013, channels a funk/disco vibe (though never losing Lennox’s cadences or the band’s instinctive sense of melody) and features, all at once, hand drums, a Rhodes breakdown, and of course, bicycle bells.

Panoramic & True is John Lennox (guitar/vocals/keys), Randy Mollner (guitar), Patrick Pritchett (bass), and Daniel Majid (drums). The band is currently working on its third full-length LP.
Weatherman
Weatherman
Weatherman is a minimal, experimental pop collaboration between pianist/vocalist Annie Higgins and drummer Jason Toth, with exploratory electronics from composer Joshua Dumas and harmony vocals from singer Angela James. Their inaugural recordings, engineered and mixed by Alex Inglizian at Chicago's Experimental Sound Studio, will be released by La Société Expéditionnaire in Feb 2015.

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