KDHX 88.1 Presents
Jukebox The Ghost
Savoir Adore, Now, Now, Tidal Volume
2706 Olive St
Saint Louis, MO, 63103
Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM
This event is all ages
Jukebox The Ghost
Jukebox The Ghost are three friends, Ben Thornewill on piano, Tommy Siegel on guitar and Jesse Kristin on rhythm. Bouncing out of Washington D.C. two years ago, Jukebox The Ghost purvey classic ebony and ivory pop, flavoured with their own brand of quirky lyrics and inventive song writing. Since the bands birth they have been writing and touring non stop, determined to bring their music to the masses the good old fashioned way; by doing everything themselves. It seems to have paid off; Jukebox The Ghost can boast 'Let Live and Let Ghosts', various EP's and singles, and a second album well on its way. Plus, over 250 shows world-wide, with the likes of Ben Folds, Tokyo Police Club, Ra Ra Riot, Jenny Owen Youngs and more.
On "Dreamers," the dance-laden lullaby and lead single from Savoir Adore's new album Our Nature, Paul Hammer and Deidre Muro invite listeners into a magical dream world. Such worlds are nothing new to the fantasy pop duo, who inadvertently became a fixture of Brooklyn's indie scene as the result of a dare. In 2007, as disheartened solo artists, they whimsically retreated out of the city to a rural studio with two rules: "48 hours. No acoustic guitars." They returned with The Adventures of Mr. Pumpernickel and The Girl with Animals in Her Throat (Cantora), a concept-driven EP set in a fairy tale land that narrates the tragedy of Gloria and her unrequited love. On 2009's full length In The Wooded Forest (Cantora), they expounded on the EP's mythical landscape. But where Savoir Adore's previous releases have surveyed these worlds at a distance, Our Nature zooms in, putting our inner landscapes and relationships at the core of every track. In that vein, the recordings themselves are intentionally more crisp, aurally expansive and intriguing.
Our Nature itself is both a collection of catchy indie pop songs and a dramatic narrative. "Dreamers" functions as its prologue; on it, Muro insists her subject not worry and "keep on sleeping," while Hammer confronts the inevitable transience of dreaming: "Where we are isn't just a place where everything remains." And so Our Nature thrusts into its tenuous drama: the unlikely love story of Girl and Monster ("Loveliest Creature"). At times as fantastical as its premise ("Regalia," "Sea of Gold"), at others as accessible as radio pop ("Sparrow," "Anywhere You Go"), the album seamlessly blends '60s invasion, '80s new wave and '90s alternative with a more contemporary, digital creative process. Others have recognized Savoir Adore's sound as "musically and lyrically brave" (NME) and "irresistibly melodic indie pop" (Nylon). In 2009 and 2010, The L Magazine and The New York Post both named the band to their top bands to watch lists. So now, look no further. After two years of finding inspiration in a wide range of experiences, from neuroscience lectures to tales as old as time, Savoir Adore is back with Our Nature.
Muro and Hammer were both born into musical households. Muro's father is an electronic music writer and performer, her mother an organist, and her brother a composer. Muro herself learned to play the piano and violin and trained as a jazz vocalist while also in her mother's church choir. When she arrived at NYU, she joined a songwriter's club, which is where she met Hammer, who grew up with famed keyboardist and composer Jan Hammer (Mahavishnu Orchestra) as his father. While Savoir Adore often keeps their music playful, it is also serious work akin to keeping up the family business. Nowhere is this reverence more resonant than on ITWF's "Wonderlake" and its complimentary number on Our Nature, "Sea of Gold." On both tracks, Hammer and Muro ask big questions about family history and identity: How did I get here? Who am I now?
As an ambivalent reaction to their years spent in the Greenwich Village songwriter scene, 2007's eccentric and unexpected The Adventures of Mr. Pumpernickel and the Girl with Animals in Her Throat was the beginning of the duo's creative response to these questions about musical identity. After their two-day dare was complete, they posted some tracks to a MySpace page under the hastily forged moniker Savoir Adore, a French phrase that grammatically fails to merge "knowing" and "love." The name stuck and the project gained momentum. Cantora Records released the EP as the band began to work on a full length. With the release of 2009's In The Wooded Forest, the New York music press embraced Savoir Adore and set them on a path to expand their audience nationally and internationally. Band members Tim McCoy (drums), Gary Atturio (bass) and Alex Foote (guitar), who took part in Our Nature's recording process, rounded out the band's live show as Savoir Adore shared the stage with MGMT, Los Campesinos, Oh Land, and Toro Y Moi.
In the summer of 2010, the band toured the UK and France, including shows at Koko/Club NME and The Secret Garden Party. Their songs have been featured in various commercials (Almay, Citi, Yoplait), TV shows (Pretty Little Liars, Drop Dead Diva, Huge) and video games (Kinect Adventurer). During the 2012 Academy Awards, Tide premiered its new Tide Pods campaign featuring Savoir Adore's cover of Men Without Hats' "Pop Goes the World" (available on iTunes).
In late 2011, Savoir Adore offered a sneak peak of Our Nature, releasing "Dreamers" as a 7" on Neon Gold Records. In 2012, Savoir Adore invites lovely creatures the world over to join in their epic saga as they take Our Nature over the river and through the woods, down interstates and beyond!
Though much older than their appearance allows, the trio of tiny midwest kids donning tight jeans and awkward posture can often be found in the local Taco Bell hiding in the corner from the snide remarks of teasing high schoolers. However Now, Now has consistently proven themselves to listeners of their music since their first EP releases in 2007 and 2008. Their 2008 debut full-length 'Cars' received much hype and review from outlets like FADER, AOL Music, SPIN, gaining them tours in the US, two Europe tours (one with Paramore) and a worldwide fan base. With a live set up consisting of three, all equally tiny and equally awkward, the band entertains audiences not just with their humorous heights but with their cognitive arrangements consisting of keyboards, bells, jingles, and audio effects, while still hammering out a guitar-and-drum based structure. With the recent break from their record label and the release of the 'Neighbors EP' (produced, engineered and recorded by themselves in their basement) the band saw even more growth spending time on the road throughout 2011 and gaining press notoriety with the EP from such outlets as FILTER, Alternative Press, SPIN, AOL Music, Yahoo Music and more. The band has recently spent some time in Vancouver recording a new record with producer Howard Redekopp (Tegan & Sara, An Horse, New Pornographers) to be released in the near future.
Tidal Volume is a brotherly rock band from beautiful St. Louis, Missouri. The band grew from a project of brothers Zach and Matt Sullentrup, who played and experimented as a duo for years before ever starting a band. Friends were added to the lineup over time as the band developed a more unique sound based upon Zach's songwriting. Tidal Volume has played many successful shows throughout the city of St. Louis, including opening slots for numerous well-known national bands (Jukebox the Ghost, Allen Stone, Tommy & the High Pilots, Empires, Now Now, Stamps) and headlining shows of their own. The band released their first CD entitled "Letters From the Coast of Somewhere" in April 2012 to widespread critical acclaim and won the LouFest Battle of the Bands in the summer of 2012, earning them a slot at LouFest in Forest Park alongside artists like The Flaming Lips, Dr. Dog, Dinosaur Jr., Phantogram, and Girl Talk.
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