All the cool kids are in Austin for SxSW. It’s finally safe to leave the house again. We’ll be celebrating this special occasion TODAY at Saint Vitus in Greenpoint with a night of hauntingly beautiful moodiness. Canada’s Picastro will be joined by Yosh (Bloody Panda) and Sondra Sun-Odeon. More details below or via the FB invite.
“Commanding influences as varied as gypsy field recordings, Greek rembetika, Russian folksongs, Faces, and Black Sabbath, Toronto’s Picastro craft starkly discordant soundscapes where murmured vocals cascade alongside a rich panorama of dissonance and string-laden dynamics. (Polyvinyl)
SONDRA SUN-ODEON photo by Emily Raw
“Her music is …darkly romantic. Guitar loops meet clouds of delicate string arrangements and morph into finger picked arpeggios. Ethereal vocals morph into banshee-wailing abandon adjacent to detuned guitars. The sounds are at times reminiscent of Earth, Keiji Haino, Nico and Grace Slick, and yet exist in a unique tonal world of its own that’s extremely difficult to pin down.Her solo album debut has been a year in the making and includes collaborations with Helena Espvall (of Espers) on cello, Leyna Marika Papach (Carla Bouzalich, JG Thirlwell’s Manorexia) on violin and viola, and percussion by Ben McConnell (Beach House, Brightblack Morning Light, Marissa Nadler, Rain Machine). It is slated for release later this year.”
Yoshiko Ohara is the vocalist for avant-doomsters Bloody Panda. This is her solo project. Expect E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G.
8$ | 8pm | Mar 15 | Saint Vitus Bar | Brooklyn | 1120 Manhattan Avenue
For adv tickets click here.
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