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

The Curls
The Curls
Chicago art-rockers The Curls don’t subscribe to any one notion of what their music should sound like. They have developed an innate ability to craft engaging, eclectic songs while maintaining true to their absurdist and experimental instincts.
The group has rapidly evolved and expanded since it's two-piece inception in 2014. The current core lineup consists of husband/wife combo Mick Fansler and Jenny Marshall, Anna Holmquist, Carl Swoveland, Rami Atassi and Michael Macdonald. The band's live performances now often incorporate a larger ensemble of 9 to 11 people with choreographed dance, reminiscent of a Stop Making Sense fever dream.
The group's 2017 record, Super Unit, deftly wove post-punk, psych-pop, jazz, lounge and doo-wop into one delirious spree. The Curls recently announced they are working on a follow-up record to be released late 2018.
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

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