Loma, Jess Williamson

Wed May 9 2018

8:00 PM Doors

The Garrison

1197 Dundas Street West Toronto, ON M6J 1X3

$12.50

Ages 19+

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This show is part of Canadian Music Week for more information check out cmw.net/music

Canadian Music Week Presents
Loma
Jess Williamson

  • Loma

    Loma

    Dream Pop

    LOMA is Emily Cross and Dan Duszinsky (from Cross Record) and Jonathan Meiburg (from Shearwater). We met on tour and made a secret pact to start a band together. Then we made an eerie and beautiful album way out in the country in Texas. It comes out in February 2018. 

  • Jess Williamson

    Jess Williamson

    Music

    JESS WILLIAMSON’S HEART SONG IS A BRAVE RECORD. IT EXPLORES THE STRENGTH IN VULNERABILITY, THE POWER IN SILENCE AND EMPTY SPACE. THE RECORDINGS BRISTLE WITH ENERGY AND CONFIDENCE WHILE MAINTAINING THE INTENSE INTIMACY WILLIAMSON IS KNOWN FOR. LIKE THE VISCERAL DESERT LANDSCAPE THAT INSPIRES HER, SHE KNOWS WHEN TO LET HER VOCALS DRIFT ACROSS THE SONG, LIGHT LIKE A TUMBLEWEED, AND WHEN TO, LIKE THE FIERCEST OF TEXAS STORMS, UNLEASH THUNDER AND LIGHTNING WITH HER BAND.

    A few years back, Jess Williamson returned home to her native Texas to reconsider everything and rethink the direction of her life. It was that about-face that gave her the security and solitude, the inspiration, needed to create 2014’s highly acclaimed debut album, Native State.

    But that was two years ago.

    Williamson’s sophomore album, Heart Song, questions the structures of support inherent in the comforts of home and showcases the rare kind of artistry that is the hardest to achieve after early success: change.

    The opening song, “Say It”, eases the listener into a groove before the song cracks open and floods the landscape with squall and noise and thunder; announcing that Heart Song is not the same album as it’s predecessor, that this work is not only the next logical step in Williamson’s evolution, it is also a leap forward for her as an artist.

    On the album’s centerpiece and title track Williamson wonders aloud, “Will I grow into my body?” but no one listening to her music, her poetry, will doubt her growth.

    Is freedom really nothing left to lose?
    Is freedom something that I have?
    Something that I have, with you?
    You’ve got the phases of the moon to blame
    But I am a slave to a part of my heart
    Nameless and untamed,
    My Heart

    The seventh and final song, “Devil’s Girl,” closes out the album with a step back, just close vocals and quiet guitar, and we are reminded again of the essence of what makes Williamson such a phenomenal artist: her ability to tap into the universal. “Yesterday I was on the phone with a woman with my mother’s name/ Offering to meet me halfway between here and St. Louis /And I saw again the intimacy that comes between/ Strangers with stakes in the same crisis.” The song is a meditation and a restorative close to an extraordinary album.

    Heart Song was recorded direct to tape in Austin, TX by Erik Wofford (The Black Angels, Bill Callahan) at Cacophany Studios and by the band in Jess’s house. It was mixed by Larry Crane (Elliott Smith, Sleater-Kinney, Cat Power) at Jackpot Recording in Portland, OR. The album is out November 4th on Williamson’s own imprint, Brutal Honest, and is distributed worldwide via Kartel.

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Canadian Music Week Presents

Loma
Jess Williamson

Wed May 9 2018 8:00 PM Doors

The Garrison Toronto ON
Loma, Jess Williamson

$12.50 Ages 19+

This show is part of Canadian Music Week for more information check out cmw.net/music

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