Future Monarchs

Future Monarchs

Heavy Lights, Coins

Tue, August 19, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$8.00

Tickets at the Door

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Future Monarchs
Future Monarchs
Future Monarchs is a powerpop quintet from Chicago, IL. Their EP, "Weird Weather", was produced by Josh Shapera and Pat Sansone (Wilco, Autumn Defense).
Heavy Lights
Heavy Lights
As strong in their live shows as they are in their recordings, Heavy Lights is a rare breed of (beyond proficient) DIY home studio engineers which consistently kills every single one of their live performances. Heavy Light's mature songwriting and arrangements move beyond standard rhythms and chord progressions offering a complexity that draws us in, urging us to pay stricter attention, wanting more, driving us on.


Heavy Lights, through the course of their songs, strategically add elements that keep our ears constantly on their toes: interesting melodies, big vocals that become dreamy when accompanied by compelling harmonies and synth, warm electric guitar tones which offer unexpected (and at times, heartbreaking) chord changes, anticipation-building rhythms, and riveting bass lines. These elements entice the ear, engage us.

Their songs aren't simple, but they are easy to consume. Not in a lowest-common-denominator sort of way, but because they are performed, arranged, and mixed masterfully. The listener can just sit back, relax, and enjoy each beautiful auditory element, one after another, in perfectly-strategized succession.
Coins
Coins
Occasionally we come across a release that takes the time to mine the spaces between sounds, the gaps between notes, the negative space between reverberations around your headspace or headphones or walls of rooms, down hallways, through concert venues. Coins understands this because the group was borne from these same spaces, founded upon the power of a single Kinks cover between sets for Sybris and Reds and Blue.

Since then, Angela Mullenhour and Ellen Bunch have come together full-time to conjure haunted spectres of late-night beach folk trafficking heavily in what is not said. Their ethereal tiki torching and unfussy instrumentation enables Recital Pressures to glimmer.

Fall asleep on the beach, in the waves, wherever – Coins speaks to you; Coins waits for you.
Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com