Sat Nov 2 2019

7:00 PM Doors - 10:30 PM

Fortune Sound Club

147 E Pender Street Vancouver, BC V6A 1T6

$22.50 plus fees

Ages 19+

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Timbre Concerts presents Frankie Cosmos With Guests Lomelda and Stephen Steinbrink.


Please note this is an early show: Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, End 10:30pm.

 

For more info on Timbre Concerts and their upcoming concerts visit www.timbreconcerts.com.

www.timbreconcerts.com
Frankie Cosmos, Lomelda, Stephen Steinbrink

  • Frankie Cosmos

    Frankie Cosmos

    Indie Pop

    Close It Quietly is a continual reframing of the known. It’s like giving yourself a haircut or rearranging your room. You know your hair. You know your room. Here’s the same hair, the same room, seen again as something new. Close It Quietly takes the trademark Frankie Cosmos micro-universe and upends it, spilling outwards into a swirl of referentiality that’s a marked departure from earlier releases, imagining and reimagining motifs and sounds throughout the album. FC’s fourth studio release is a manifestation of the band’s collaborative spirit: Greta Kline and longtime bandmates Lauren Martin (synth), Luke Pyenson (drums), and Alex Bailey (bass) luxuriated in studio time with Gabe Wax, who engineered and co-produced the record with the band.
     
    Recording close to home— at Brooklyn’s Figure 8 Studios— grounded the band, and their process was enriched by working closely with Wax, whose intuition and attention to detail made the familiar unfamiliar and allowed the band to reshape their own contexts. On opener “Moonsea,” an unaccompanied Greta begins, “The world is crumbling and I don’t have much to say.” Take that as a wink and a metonym for the whole album, as her signature vocals are joined by Alex’s ascending bassline and Lauren’s eddying synths, invoking a loungey take on Broadcast or Stereolab’s space-disco experimental pop. There’s much more than “not much” to say here, and it's augmented and expanded by experimentation with synth patches, textures, and other recording nuances courtesy of Wax.
     
    As the lineup has solidified into the most permanent expression of full-band Frankie Cosmos, the bandmates have felt more comfortable deviating from their default instruments and contributing bigger-picture ideas to continue pushing the sound forward. The synergy of its creation is clear upon listening: the multiple hands dipping and re-dipping into each song form a multifaceted whole. The band’s closeness and aesthetic consistency freed its members to take more musically-formal risks, notes Luke: "Everything will sound like Frankie Cosmos because Greta has such a distinct voice (literally and figuratively). We have so much latitude to experiment with the instrumental music, and this time around we really took advantage of that."
     
    The album forms its own vortex of reinvention that’s embodied through both the tracks themselves and the recording and arranging processes. “A Joke” curls in on itself, in word and in deed, a series of undercuts defining negative space: “It’s just a joke I wasn’t trying to tell;” “It wasn’t really a game;” “I do not know what I am for/I wasn’t really keeping score.” Inverting technology’s human mimicry, Luke impersonates a drum machine until the song’s end. “A Joke’s” tricks scratch at something bigger, a small song embodying the laughability of attempting to neatly organize or adhere to any particular role.
     
    “Rings of a Tree” frees itself from its original context: released earlier this year on Greta’s solo piano album Haunted Items, she didn’t initially anticipate a major deviation; then, Luke says, “Lauren and I had the same arrangement idea without talking about it. Like, ‘let’s make this song funky. Let’s channel Orange Juice.’ We texted Greta and Alex before practice and Alex came in with a new guitar part that perfectly captured what Lauren and I heard in our heads.”
     
    “I’m just f*cking glad for my bubble/despite how often it is penetrated by evil” Greta sings on “Last Season’s Textures,” taking to task the accusation that young people cloister themselves in complacency: she’s quick to point to, thank, and feel suspicious of that sphere all at once. The song explores the feeling of safety in her realm; reasonable despair re: reality (“the news is excruciating”); and a quick admission that darkness isn’t something a liberal-minded social network can block out. Kline notes how the song is “partly about misogyny and internalized misogyny--moments where I've felt betrayed by what is meant to be a safe space.”
     
    Without losing any intimacy of prior albums, Close it Quietly is different, is outer. The album functions as a benign doppelganger, a shadow self of past releases; where other Frankie Cosmos records shine brightest looking inward, Close it Quietly refracts the self into the world, and vice versa, miraculously echoing Thoreau’s assertion that “when I reflect, I find that there is other than me.”

    Reflection--and refraction--isn’t tidy. “Flowers don’t grow/in an organized way/why should I?” Greta sings on “A Joke.” Growth isn’t linear. Change happens in circles. While recording the album, Alex says, “I closed my eyes a lot.” Stand in the sun, listen to Close it Quietly, and do the same.

  • Lomelda

    Lomelda

    Dream Pop

    Lomelda began in Silsbee, TX, in 2008, when Hannah Read found a few friends to play her songs with her. The project continues to follow this model, songwriting and friendship at the core, studying the distance between “you” and “me” with each new release. 

    Early recordings, mostly lost, include works such as ‘Late Dawn Inheritance’ and ‘Heavy Shadows’ as well as a wealth of pinhole microphone productions about family, religion, colors, dying, fantasy and finitude.

    Lomelda’s first proper LP ‘Forever’ was released in 2015. Hannah collaborated with Zach Daniel (drums), Andrew Hulett (guitar) and Tommy Read (producer/engineer) to make this album. It is a highly dynamic and emotional rock band record that explores the endings of things—a friendship, a day, life.

    After that release, out of a feeling of dissatisfaction, Hannah re- recorded the songs as a live performance on classical guitar. She, along with two close friends, commandeered a concert hall in Waco, TX, for the occasion. It was an effort for intimacy in a big empty space. That recording became ‘4E’ and was released in 2016.

    The following year, Lomelda found new friends in record label Double Double Whammy. The project’s first release on the label came in September 2017—‘Thx’. This album features the introspective mood and dynamic range the band is known for with a new gentleness and balance; also featuring the drumming of Zach Daniel, production work of Tommy Read, and Hannah covering the rest. ‘Thx’ reached new audiences as Lomelda spent the next year and a half playing live across the US and Europe with acts such as Frankie Cosmos, Phoebe Bridgers, Big Thief and Florist. 
    Lomelda lead off 2019 with a new album called ‘M for Empathy’. With this taut song collection, Hannah reflects on communication and confusion—and attempts to come closer than ever. Hannah recorded the album with Tommy Read at Lazybones Studio in her hometown of Silsbee, TX, after a year of making a new home in Los Angeles.

  • Stephen Steinbrink

    Stephen Steinbrink

    Pop

    Stephen Steinbrink was born in 1988 in a non-descript stucco hospital franchise adjacent to a Circle K in the ultra-conservative Phoenix suburb of Mesa, AZ. He grew up and learned to play guitar to deal. The majority of his teens and twenties were spent living an improvised and experimental existence, being nowhere and recording incessantly. His 8 LPs of pop songs have been released in Japan, Europe & North America, and has performed in dozens of countries around the world. As a session player, he has collaborated with Girlpool, Dear Nora, Broken Water, AJJ, Flying Circles, Ever Ending Kicks and LAKE. He currently lives and works in Oakland, CA.

    “Recalls the magic pop purity of Arthur Russell… its minimalism manages to feel enlightened and transformative.” -Pitchfork

    “Lushly arranged pop songs, the listener can tie and untie Steinbrink’s vivid and unrelated images into something meaningful” -NPR

    “Melodic and self-assured. Steinbrink delivers his knotted lyricism with a smooth lilt.” -Stereogum

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Frankie Cosmos, Lomelda, Stephen Steinbrink

Sat Nov 2 2019 7:00 PM Doors - 10:30 PM

Fortune Sound Club Vancouver BC
Frankie Cosmos, Lomelda, Stephen Steinbrink

$22.50 plus fees Ages 19+

Timbre Concerts presents Frankie Cosmos With Guests Lomelda and Stephen Steinbrink.


Please note this is an early show: Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, End 10:30pm.

 

For more info on Timbre Concerts and their upcoming concerts visit www.timbreconcerts.com.

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This event is 19 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 19 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.