Pitchfork x Northside Festival Present:
Lotic, Rabit, Marshstepper, Priests, Breadwoman (Anna Homler and Steven Warwick), David Vassalotti,
1120 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11222
This event is 21 and over
Over the past 2 years Rabit has developed a formidable reputation within the underground via a steady stream of acclaimed 12" releases and mixtapes. With strong ties to similarly buzzed about producers Mumdance and Logos – having worked with both on a number of releases – culminating most notably in a guest spot on the Logos' debut LP, Cold Mission, one of 2013's most acclaimed electronic albums, as well as affiliations with the severely hyped Janus crew (M.E.S.H. designed the artwork for Baptizm) and a genuine hit on the British grime scene with his Riko Dan featuring track 'Black Dragons', Rabit feels poised to breakthrough in 2015 which is why Tri Angle is very excited to announce his debut on the label.
Baptizm is a record of 2 halves, the ornate, gothic waltz of 'Imp' and 'Hex' grinding against the pounding mechanical violence displayed on 'Bloody Eye' and 'Straps'. On an emotional level Baptizm is about having one's life thrown completely out of order and finding solace in an imagined world. Themes of destruction and regeneration dominate throughout as well as an ongoing obsession on the often‐ugly clash between sexuality and religion. All in all Baptizm finds Rabit continuing to feel out the parameters of his increasingly alien sonic world in a typically exciting fashion.
Priests is a 4 piece punk band from Washington DC. They released their first single "Radiation/Personal Planes" on their own label, Sister Polygon Records, and co-released their EP "Bodies and Control and Money and Power" with Don Giovanni Records last summer. The band is now at work on a debut full length record.