Elison Jackson, Lake Superior, Kindred Queer
250 State Street
New Haven, CT, 06511
This event is 21 and over
Elison Jackson is a garageâ€“folk/ psychedelic rock band from Philadelphia, PA & New Haven, CT. The band has put out three records and several bedroom-demo mix-tapes since 2011. Their third LP, â€śDo Not Fear To Kill A Dead Manâ€ť, was released in the fall of 2013 to critical acclaim. Featuring basement organs, haunted lyrics and Neil Young-esque guitar jams, their sound has expanded significantly from its folk roots, moving forward with a strong foundation into blues, 80's analog synth, and prog-rock. Their newest record, a 5-song collection titled "Silver Sounds: Hallucinations", takes a step further in the band's sonic progression. Heavier drums, driving synth, and atmospheric bowed upright bass fill out the songs in a way the band has never achieved before.
Staying busy since their beginnings in 2010, Elison Jackson has emerged as one of the most consistent and unique bands in CT. Sharing the stage with Elvis Perkins, Akron/Family, Mystic Braves, Simone Felice and other like-minded contemporaries, the band has built a loyal following in CT and beyond. Primary songwriter and singer Sam Perduta currently resides in Philadelphia, PA, after living and basing the band out of New Haven from 2012-2015. The band plans on touring extensively in the Spring and Summer, and will be releasing "Silver Sounds: Hallucinations" on 12" record at the end of 2016. They are currently in the studio recording a follow up at the infamous "Blazone" in New Haven, CT.
"..evokes sepia tacked imaginary, the drawers of memory materialize in present as a mysterious revenant....as if "Time Out Of Mind" was recorded by a band of twenty-somethings in a garage: lucid madness"- Gabriele Benzing, OndaRock Italy
â€śWith two solid full-length albums and a handful of EPs and singles now to their credit, Elison Jackson has established itself as one of Connecticutâ€™s most consistently interesting young bands. Their most recent LP, last fallâ€™s â€śDo Not Fear to Kill a Dead Manâ€ť (Telegraph Recording Company), is an assured nine-song collection of rootsy rock songs...â€ť- Rolling Stone contributor Eric Danton, Listen Dammit
"Elison Jackson comes across as being possessed with an inherent wisdom bound by some ancient knowledge capable of evoking eerie comfort from shaking hands with the vague and wistful memories of lives past." - Drop Zone LA
Pete Rahn and Jeff Thomson are two Michigan expats who found each other in Montpelier, Vermont. With a longing for Detroit Rock N' Roll and Great Lakes culture they started Lake Superior as a side project of another band in 2009.
They got together, wrote songs, played a few shows, and had fun unitl in 2012 they realized that they had turned into a real band with some damn good songs.
They are recording their first full length album, to be released by State and Main Records in early 2013.
Vocal harmony, progressive acoustic guitar, drums and poetically driven melodic development characterizes this New Haven CT based trio.
kindred n. - a body of persons as a family, tribe or clan associated by origins, nature and qualities of character; those related by similar beliefs, attitudes or feelings
queer adj. - strange or odd from a conventional viewpoint; unusually different; singular; deviating from the expected or socially accepted norm