Oscillator Bug, Bastardgeist
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
On the heels of a series of much-adored singles, EPs, and video sessions, transcendent pop band Superhumanoids returns with its debut full-length, Exhibitionists. On the album the Los Angeles three-piece shows off a sound that's ambitious and awesomely precise. Brilliant harmonies and arrangements abound, as the group showcases its trademark blend of diverse instrumentation and driving electronics. It is otherworldly pop at its finest.
Sarah Chernoff, Cameron Parkins, and Max St. John prize meticulousness—every sound you hear on these recordings is the result of deliberate, nearly obsessive dedication to their craft. Recorded and produced by the band itself, the album was mixed by Ariel Rechtshaid (Charli XCX, Blood Orange, Major Lazer, Active Child) and Doug Boehm (GIRLS, Guided By Voices).
Superhmanoids' studio ethic is matched by its devotion to dynamic and inspiring live performance. The band has gained a steadfast fan-base across the U.S. and Europe on tours with Local Natives, Active Child, Balam Acab, Cold War Kids, Class Actress, Cults, and Wild Beasts. The group will hit the road again soon to share their latest creation with old fans and new friends.
Chicago-based songwriter and performer Bastardgeist (Joel Midden) has announced that
Bastardgeist's (Joel Midden) new album "Infinite Lives" nine tracks showcase a growing sonic palette (which includes live drums, plus string and horn sections) and lyrical maturity while still retaining the essential flavor of Bastargeist's first self-titled full-length album. On some tracks layers of synths and samples breathe and expand, sprawling and building, driven forward by Midden's insistent and adept kalimba chops. On others, the sounds are hammered into the shape of a lurching orchestral beast, which when juxtaposed with his frank, sensual falsetto becomes not only intriguing but beautiful.