Up To Eleven Presents
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
UME, The Red Paintings
2706 Olive St
Saint Louis, MO, 63102
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is all ages
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
These guys rock! These guys do whatever the hell they want! Austin, TX has a long history of sonic, in your face, noise rock and this band is blazing their own path through the world of sound! Check it out before they become huge and overdose on supermodels and caviar!
An "ume" is a Japanese plum blossom that symbolizes devotion, perseverance, and hope. It is also the fitting namesake of an unrelenting Austin power-trio featuring Lauren Larson on guitar and vocals, Rachel Fuhrer on drums, and Eric Larson on bass. Their sound is that of passion, of rock emancipated from those "wimpier tendencies," wild and honest.
Lauren and Eric met at a skatepark and began making music together in high-school. Lauren was a 15 year old guitarist playing in her first punk band Twelve Blades – a politically charged hardcore band from a small Texas town. Years later Lauren and Eric formed a band named Ume (pronounced "ooo-may") with longtime friend Jeff Barrera. Navigating between Lauren's PhD pursuit and two distant states, they played a couple hundred shows, opened for bands like Arcade Fire, Polvo, Oneida, and The Fall, and began growing a fan-base that included the likes of Gang of Four's Dave Allen and Joan Jett.
2011 dawned and so did a new era for the band. Ume welcomed new powerhouse drummer Rachel Fuhrer, was named one of the top unsigned bands by Rolling Stone Magazine, and released their LP Phantoms on the Austin indie-label Modern Outsider. After logging tens of thousands of miles playing basement shows and dive bars, Ume finally found themselves on a festival stage playing next to such acts The Flaming Lips, TV on the Radio, and Wu-Tang.
The band's momentum and non-stop touring continued into 2012. The trio was hand-picked by Perry Farrell (he actually called the band's cell phone) to open for Jane's Addiction and Franz Ferdinand at their Lollapalooza After-Party at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL. The band also made their European debut at the massive Rock en Seine Festival in Paris, France. And Ume reached their largest audience yet as they appeared on the 2012 Season Premiere of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations – sharing their music and love of local food with Tony during his visit to Austin's SXSW Music Festival.
The rest of 2012 found the band playing Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest, opening for The Smashing Pumpkins, completing two tours with Helmet and The Toadies, and their most important project yet. This fall, Ume began recording a new album with Grammy-winning producer Adam Kasper (Queens of the Stone Age, Cat Power, Foo Fighters, Nirvana) at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle, WA. The record was funded with the help of fans through Kickstarter. With the support of a loyal grassroots fanbase, the band reached their Kickstarter goal in less that 24 hours. Ume wrapped up recording in January 2013 at Seattle's Studio X…
The Red Paintings
Based between Australia and Los Angeles – and having already been fortunate enough to tour much of the globe –The Red Paintings are a five-piece group (guitar, bass, drums, piano, cello & violin) who incorporate additional orchestral, choral and performance art features wherever possible. With costumes, themes, painters and other artists, their shows combine sound and visuals to create a living canvas that stimulates the senses and minds of the audience.
The Red Paintings are about to embark on a US tour as main support for popular punk group 'Mindless Self Indulgence' and prog rockers 'The Pineapple Thief' on their sold out UK tour. They are currently touring in support of their new single 'You're Not One Of Them' (featuring an exclusive bonus EP) which is out through The End Records (The Prodigy, The Dandy Warhols, Fat Boy Slim) on April 16th. The track is currently picking up steam overseas being added to over 100 stations across the UK & Europe, including spins on XFM, the BBC & Kerrang.
The band is on the lookout for artists and human canvases to be part of their creative circus! Join the act on stage painting in real time to the music or offer your body to be painted.
Email: email@example.com to submit 3 of your best artworks or your body, or check out www.facebook.com/TRPartistpage for more info and to see artworks created on tour around the world
"Their haunting lyrics and arrangements play games with your head until Stockholm syndrome finally creeps in. I couldn't blink, let alone tap my feet. By the encore I was totally fucking mesmerized. These guys could have told me to have sex with the cigarette machine, and I would have, transformed out of all recognition."
– Blunt Magazine
''TRP will change how you think about ANY live performance. They will take you on a journey into the future with a vibrant and visionary performance that is sure to impact your mind and senses alike!''
– Time Off Magazine
Video for 'Streets Fell Into My Window' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=envyhuHX6n0
Pre-order 'You're Not One Of Them' from The End Records http://www.theomegaorder.com/THE-RED-PAINTINGS
For more info, visit: www.theredpaintings.com / www.facebook.com/theredpaintings