Pitchfork Music Festival aftershow featuring The Curls

Pitchfork Music Festival aftershow featuring The Curls

Deeper, Wei Zhongle

Fri, July 20, 2018

10:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

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The Curls
The Curls
The Curls claim to hail from Chicago but seem to mentally reside in outer space or perhaps the coconut tree-blood soaked hills of Hollyweird. The general consensus is that these people are total "wack-a-doodles" and must be "on something" to come up with this stuff. The group blends genres like health nuts blend smoothies!
Their music has been labeled as Psychedelic Pop, Art Rock, Nu-Angular Guitar, Piss Jazz, and even Hardcore Experimental Adult Contemporary Noise. The Harvard Crimson reported, "The Curls are a fun, nostalgic sextet whose genre fluidity necessitates a string of hyphenated descriptors—art-funk-jazz-psycho-punk-pop-rock doesn’t even cover all the bases."
An impressive and widely regarded performance at Pitchfork Music Festival 2018 has led to a growing and unstable fanbase. The Curls have shared stages with popular music greats like Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett, Maps and Atlases, Post Animal and Texas Fred. The group's 2017 self-released debut album SUPER UNIT received approval from legendary guitar rocker Adrian Belew (King Crimson, Talking Heads). Belew raved typing in all caps via Facebook Messenger, "I LIKE IT!"
Deeper
Deeper
Deeper’s Origins date back to 2014 when prior to releasing any material an abrupt line-up change left the Chicago based band looking for a new direction. Singer and guitarist Nic Gohl along with childhood friend, guitarist Mike Clawson and drummer Shiraz Bhatti threw out all of their old songs and brought on bassist Drew McBride to round out the lineup. The subsequent demos leaned on intricate guitar interplay, direct “of the times” vocals and a spirit that speaks to the band’s collective place in this pit of endless internet.

Deeper honed their sound over the course of 2015 & 16’ in basements, lofts, and anywhere that would have them. Touring the demos and landing at a fully realized inflection point. Call it Post-Punk, call it Indie Rock, it’s a record that steps in and out of boxes filtered through an unmistakable midwestern lens.

As social norms and political ideologies distort, writing and creating art was the only way to control the growing voice in the band’s collective head. The conceptualizing of the album started and stopped over that two year time warp culminating in a few feverish tracking sessions in late 2017. What was left is a stark shimmering portrait of a modern American experience.
Wei Zhongle
Wei Zhongle
Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com