ANEMONE

Psyko Steve Presents

ANEMONE

VIDEO AGE, HERBERT WALKER

Tue, March 19, 2019

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Lunchbox

Phoenix, AZ

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

ANEMONE
ANEMONE
Anemone is a real live band - created and lead by songwriter and musician Chloé Soldevila, accompanied by Miles Dupire-Gagnon, Gabriel Lambert, Zachary Irving and Samuel Gemme. Calling it « limitless pop », it is music to be blasted from car speakers and at parties, a communal experience intended to be shared, the kind of emotional catharsis that can pack a dance floor—sometimes even packing the stage as well. Creatively incorporating aspects that can vary from dream pop, dance music and krautrock, it is music that will stick with you, that will live inside your brain, that will become a part of you forever. It is music that refuses to be ignored.
VIDEO AGE
VIDEO AGE
On Video Age’s forthcoming album Pop Therapy, out June 15 via Inflated Records, longtime friends and songwriting partners Ross Farbe and Ray Micarelli conjure up a thrilling assortment of experimental pop songs. Using a palette of vintage synthesizers and the propulsion of a Sequential Circuits Drumtraks drum machine, the New Orleans-based group’s buoyant synth-pop echoes from some imagined vision of the past, leaning on an invented nostalgia to soundtrack an ideal future that never arrived. Video Age brings that future fully to life on Pop Therapy.

Emerging from New Orleans’ DIY scene and label collectives, Farbe and Micarelli were intrigued by each other’s songwriting among several curiously satisfying guitar pop bands. As a producer and prolific engineer, Farbe has helmed some of the most exciting releases from genre-pushing New Orleans artists, whose singular visions are made possible with his gifted ear and love of tape recording. Micarelli’s talent for crafting simple, tangible melodies complements Farbe’s studio world-building, letting ideas drift until they emerge into impressive arrangements.

The pair’s seemingly effortless gift for crafting earworm hooks was glimpsed on their 2016 debut Living Alone, a gorgeous collection of guitar-driven melancholy. On Pop Therapy, they’re joined by Duncan Troast, Nick Corson and Jordan Odom, taking inspiration from the limitless possibility on sonic canvases of the late 1970s and early 1980s (Yellow Magic Orchestra, McCartney II, Donald Fagen’s The Nightfly). Where Living Alone catalogued the solitude of reflecting on what was and could have been, the sentimental love songs on Pop Therapy gaze longingly at the likeliness of a brighter tomorrow.
HERBERT WALKER
Venue Information:
The Lunchbox
4132 E McDowell Rd.
#7
Phoenix, AZ, 85016
https://www.lunchboxphx.com/