TEARIST + METAL MOTHER (Record Release!) + UNCANNY VALLEY + SOME EMBER

Metal Mother

Metal Mother is the current incarnation of musician and songwriter Tara Tati. The project emerged in early summer of 2009, when Tara began working with engineer Paul Lamb in what was initially a collaborative experiment. However, many magical and charged late night recording sessions in their home studios lead to the making of a full length LP, to be released in early summer 2010. The making of the album has led to collaborations with such luminaries as Mica Devlin (Yard Dogs Road Show), Tommy Cappell (Beats Antique), and Evan Fraser (Hamsa Lila).

As a sneak preview to the coming album, Metal Mother released an EP called In The Bones in March 2010.

Building off of the momentum of Metal Mother and the burgeoning Oakland art scene, Tara also recently founded Post Primal Productions with Eve Bradford and Leah Barlow, as both a record label and production team, creating a foundation and resource for other Bay Area artists who share the intention to foster a new renaissance of supernatural art and sensation.

Tara's main food for art is her garden, the nostalgia of her pagan homeland, her visions of earth as a utopian paradise, and the passion to work with the challenges that arise when experiencing life in these ways.

Yasmine Kittles, who says she's influenced by Artaud's Theatre Of Cruelty (etc.) is the primary focus of Tearist, her L.A. PPM (and Pictureplane)-stamped duo with ex-Silver Daggers/No Age touring member William Strangeland on synthesizers. If you've seen them live, and watched Kittles smash and scrape metal while singing for her life, you'll understand why. Documenting that live energy, Living isn't a typical debut LP: The songs here are a collection of "audience recordings made in warehouses, lofts, [and] concert halls." As they explain it, "multiple versions and performance tapes are spliced, mashed, layered, collapsed and collaged to create an organically flowing album. Full songs cut with snippets and interludes capture the band in its early formation." They reference Suicide, Sonic Youth, the Stooges' Metallic K.O., etc., in the proces

"Some Ember is the new solo project of Man/Miracle's Dylan Travis. "Era of Wind" is only the second song he's released, it is icy and desolate. It's a little bit Lovecraft (From fingertip to dilated eye/ it closes grip on vibrated flesh, Travis sings) and a little bit Fever Ray, propelled by haunted, droning bass. I keep thinking about this lonely guy in a lake, like a 19th century convict rowing through fog, making his great escape from an island prison and sinking halfway to shore. What happens to that guy? What if he had a Moog to play on the way down? " --The Fader

"Like some kind of abridged soundtrack to Bergman's Persona pared down to its abstract purity, this ten minute mood piece charts a psychic journey through dissolution and restructure, opening with a searing purge of the sonic palate, only to find itself wading through the aftermath's fog of disarray. Taking cues from the likes of Mazzy Star, Happy New Year and Grouper, the San Francisco duo immerse themselves in a narcotic mixture of sensuality and obliqueness, mostly leaving meaning and catharsis to hover just out of reach while an ominous air of gloom takes hold." --Sonic Masala

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TEARIST + METAL MOTHER (Record Release!) + UNCANNY VALLEY + SOME EMBER with Uncanny Valley, Some Ember, DJ Skittlz

Thursday, May 2 · Doors 8:00 PM at Public Works