A log love evening of swirling indie rock from new supergroup
Houndstooth, Denim Wedding
830 E. Burnside St.
Portland, OR, 97214
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Eyelids really had existed long before the band even started. In various previous groupings, the band members had the great pleasure of creating music for some of the most legendary indie songwriters ever– from Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices) to Elliott Smith; from Colin Meloy to Stephen Malkmus (Pavement/Jicks). But just a few years ago, as longtime friends we started to channel our teenage Paisley Underground obsessions and love of New Zealand / Flying Nun guitar buzz into our own music which we described as “sweet melodies and bummer vibes.” Currently working on their 2nd full length (which will again be produced by Peter Buck of R.E.M) their new 3 song 7" "SLOW IT GOES" will be released in the meantime on Sept. 9th.
Eyelids have been quite busy in the short period of their existence and have released a self-titled EP, toured with the legendary Charlatans UK (who also decided to release Eyelids' debut album "854" in the UK on their own label),released four sold out 7"s (including a hand silkscreened Record Store Day 7") and directed several music videos, including one animated by Jack Cusamano (from the insane Adult Swim show Rick & Morty) and yet another which featured professional wrestlers singing their songs in earnest. The band does like to have a good time.
Houndstooth writes electric folk songs that talk about everyday sweetness and desolation in a manner that’s as singular and idiosyncratic as singer Katie Bernstein’s inimitable voice. If their songs were pictures, they’d be William Eggleston photographs - overheard stories in heated-up kodachrome speaking of sweetness and tragedy.
Their debut LP, “Ride Out The Dark,” is a collection of songs that speak to the light at the end of that dark forest tunnel we all find ourselves stuck in now and again. Put it on your turntable and sit with it like a friend; it’s the kind of record that makes you homesick for an un-nameable place and puts you in its own kind of darkness on the edge of town where things are raw and alive and unchained. Their follow-up LP, "No News From Home" is due out in March of 2015.
Jennifer Faust and Brian Kunkel met at the now closed venue The Woods, in Portland,Oregon during the fall of 2009. Soon after, they began performing Jennifer's solo material both locally and on tour, but the project quickly evolved into more of a collaboration and was renamed Denim Wedding. Though Brian and Jennifer often perform as a duo, the project also includes a revolving roster of bassists, percussionists, and other musicians. Their overall sound can be described as "lush Americana"- powerful lyrics, rich vocal harmonies, and melodies cradled in the effect-driven arms of some heady guitar maneuverings. The music has a warm, cinematic feel to it- comparisons can be found in bands such as Cat Power, Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings, and Beach House.