Fri Feb 9 2018

8:00 PM Doors

Imperial

319 Main Street Vancouver, BC V6A 2S7

$26.50

Ages 19+

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Timbre Concerts presents Kimbra: Primal Heart Tour With Guests Arc Iris. 

  • Artist Presale: Mon Nov 13 @ 10am - Thurs Nov 16 @ 10pm
  • Timbre Presale: Thurs Nov 16 @ 10am - 10pm
  • General Onsale: Friday Nov 17 @ 10am

 

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

 

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Kimbra
Arc Iris

  • Kimbra

    Alternative Rock

    Two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, critically acclaimed New Zealand songstress Kimbra unveils her latest single and video for “Top of the World” today.

    Her third full-length album, Primal Heart [Warner Bros. Records]—produced by Kimbra and John Congleton—lands in stores and online January 19, 2018. The pre-order went live today and unlocks an instant grat download of “Top of the World” and the recently released “Everybody Knows.”

    Co-produced by Skrillex, “Top of the World” stands out as a dynamic and hypnotizing anthem, equally inspired by bass heavy beats and global grooves. The high energy crescendo proves immediately irresistible and inimitable, unveiling yet another side of Primal Heart.

    “Top of the World” follows hot on the heels of “Everybody Knows.” Within six weeks, the song has closed in on over 1 million Spotify streams and has already generated more than 240 thousand YouTube views. Uproxx praised it as “bass-rattling,and Baeble Music wrote, “If you don’t know Kimbra by now, then you’re in an ever-diminishing minority,” in addition to features from Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, and more.

    Just in time for the record’s release, Kimbra hits the road on a North American headline tour, kicking off January 28, 2018 at The Paradise in Boston, MA.

    The whole world will certainly be watching Kimbra on Primal Heart. She has quietly spent the past two years assembling the 11 tracks on this body of work with hit-machine Skrillex (“Top of the World”), among other producers in Los Angeles and New Zealand. Stripping down Kimbra’s music to bare emotion and heart, the album invites listeners to experience the inherent vulnerability in her voice, conveying raw feeling throughout each song.

    Kimbra’s voice seeped into the hearts and minds of listeners around the globe in 2012. She dueted with Gotye on the inescapable quadruple-platinum smash “Somebody That I Used to Know,” which garnered “Record of the Year” and “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” at the 2013 GRAMMY® Awards. Moreover, she made history by becoming the third New Zealand singer to win a GRAMMY®. She confidently stepped into the spotlight on her second full-length, The Golden Echo, earning acclaim from Paste, Los Angeles Times, Spin, Consequence of Sound and more. Meanwhile, her full-length debut Vows yielded hits such as “Settle Down,” “Cameo Lover,” and others.

     

  • Arc Iris

    Arc Iris

    Pop

    Arc Iris broke musical ground with the release of their acclaimed self-titled debut in 2014. The Providence, Rhode Island-based band quickly won over audiences in the US and Europe, supporting artists such as St. Vincent, Jeff Tweedy, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. The group performed at the London Palladium and festivals including Bonnaroo, End of the Road and the Rolling Stone Weekender.

    Released on Bella Union in Europe and ANTI Records in the US, Arc Iris drew admiration for its innovative style and distinctive sound. “It’s hypnotic,” said the Boston Globe. The New York Times wrote of “songs that seesawed between the elfin delicacy of Joanna Newsom and some brassy raucousness.” The Guardian talked of “a shape-shifting treat” while new music site The Line of Best Fit proclaimed, “Arc Iris is traditional music thrillingly positioned at the nexus of the old and new."

    “Moon Saloon,”  released on Bella Union in August 2016, constitutes a natural progression from the first album’s whimsical explorations and energetic diversity. Produced by the group and mixed by electronica producer David Wrench of FKA Twigs and Jamie xx fame, the album showcases beat-heavy melodies and textural, groove-riding rhythms. It developed from the band’s distillations of musical influences, combining traditional elements with percussive structures and dense, beguiling harmonies.

    In many ways this second album captures Arc Iris’ musical odyssey as a band. “It has a heavier sound, more intense,” says Arc Iris keyboardist Zach Tenorio-Miller, who makes liberal use of sampling in many of the songs. The group matches an unusual array of organic acoustic instruments with layered electronic sounds.

    Lead singer and lyricist Jocie Adams, Tenorio-Miller, and drummer Ray Belli form the core of Arc Iris, all virtuosic musicians in their own right. Adams spent eight years as a key member of indie darlings The Low Anthem, effortlessly zipping from hammer dulcimer to clarinet to bass to vocals, sometimes barely pausing to take a breath. Her 2011 solo debut, Bed of Notions, sparked a musical beginning that became Arc Iris. Joining Adams on Bed of Notions was cellist Robin Ryczek, a conservatory-trained musician who toured with Jethro Tull and founded a rock school in Afghanistan.

    To help launch Arc Iris in 2012, Adams teamed with Ryczek and the musically agile Tenorio-Miller, an established indie-rock keyboardist for well-known talents from Gene Ween to the New Pornographers’ A.C Newman. Later that year Tenorio-Miller brought in his longtime friend Belli. The two toured with Jon Anderson of Yes when they were just 16.

    Arc Iris strives to reach the songwriting integrity of the Greats—Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen—while exploding the boundaries of pop music. The group bridges the digital computer music of Radiohead and Bjork to Brazilian Tropicalia, to Bowie-esque performance art.

    As the band members see it, “Moon Saloon” works like a song cycle that parallels the arc of Everyman’s passage through modern day dilemmas. According to Adams: “The album is meant to be cathartic. There’s an imbalance in everyone’s lives. When there’s often so much going on, we yearn for simplicity.”

    The album starts with “Kaleidoscope,” mimicking a kind of fanciful stroll down the street, and ends with the title track, “Moon Saloon,” a delicate soliloquy in a strange, desolate landscape. These pieces bracket compositions that can burst into lilting orchestration or energetic piano chords. The album sometimes offers a sharp counterpoint to the dark, mean-spirited nature of current American political discourse. One example is “Paint with the Sun,” a paean to those who help others in need. Soaring over each song is Adams’ ethereal voice, often joined in close harmonies with other members of the band.

    On “Moon Saloon,” the three musicians—Adams, Tenorio-Miller, and Belli— are complemented by Robin Ryczek; Max Johnson on bass; Mike Irwin on trumpet; Charlie Rose on pedal-steel guitar, banjo and trombone; and Martha Guenther on background vocals. Josh Page, a member of the group Forte, lent his booming tenor voice to the track “She Arose”.

    The album was recorded in just two days at Dimension Sound Studios in Jamaica Plain, MA, but speed was essential. When the band members trekked to the studios, a surprise awaited them. Arc Iris received a last minute request to join St. Vincent on a European tour. In order to make the tour, the recording session was cut short. A few days later the group was on a plane to London.

    Adams wrote most of the songs during a songwriting retreat on an island in New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee several months before the recording session. For Adams, it was a week-long creative rush with no electricity, no running water, no cell phones—just a bed in a cabin and an acoustic guitar. She took her work back to Providence, where she and Tenorio-Miller worked on the songs, layering sounds, developing ideas, “transforming them into the world of Arc Iris,” Tenorio-Miller recalls.

    Belli crafted the rhythmic backbone, typically based on a close reading of the sound. “Ray’s very musical and extremely patient,” Adams says. “He pays close attention to the story. It makes sense because he’s a writer who is also a terrific drummer.” Belli continues to publish essays and short stories between gigs.

    Dan Cardinal, who engineered Arc Iris’ first album, also worked on “Moon Saloon” at Dimension Sound. The group considers Cardinal an extraordinary craftsman who can intuit musicians’ quest for the right sound. “He reads our minds. He knows what we want before we tell him,” says Adams. “Plus he’s super-relaxed and works very fast.”

    Arc Iris has attracted numerous fans around the world as the group’s stage performances become storied events themselves. Space domes reveal giant golden wings in flight while montages light up the backdrop with evocative images. Above all, the group’s love of music is a shared passion that comes alive with each song. As diverse as their musical interests and influences have been, the band members find avenues for producing a blend of soul-satisfying sounds that are truly their own.  

     

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Kimbra
Arc Iris

Fri Feb 9 2018 8:00 PM Doors

Imperial Vancouver BC
Kimbra, Arc Iris

$26.50 Ages 19+

Timbre Concerts presents Kimbra: Primal Heart Tour With Guests Arc Iris. 

  • Artist Presale: Mon Nov 13 @ 10am - Thurs Nov 16 @ 10pm
  • Timbre Presale: Thurs Nov 16 @ 10am - 10pm
  • General Onsale: Friday Nov 17 @ 10am

 

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.