AUTRE NE VEUT

Anxiety is the full-length follow up to Autre Ne Veut's 2010 self-titled debut, which was for many the definitive post-millennial Failure Pop statement outside of time and style. Autre Ne Veut rivaled other lovelorn "missteps" such as Marvin Gaye's Here My Dear and Big Star's Sister Lovers. If you didn't hear the connection, you weren't listening closely enough.

Be that as it may, ANV brazenly decided to make it easier for people with his post-canonical return. No longer playing the role of pauper or king, Anxiety is simply his high definition arrival. Born April 20th, 1982 Arthur Ashin is the first of two children and the only son of American ex-patriots living in rural Kenya. He's struggled with minor bouts of depression throughout his life, but a year of intensive psychoanalysis helped Arthur to realize that anxiety was at the crux of his problems.

The influences on Anxiety range from David Byrne to Lee "Scratch" Perry, Laurie Anderson and Annie Lennox to Katy Perry and Rihanna. But Arthur's primary influence – and the influence most evident in his music – is of karaoke- the solitary person singing along with their favorite song. In karaoke we get to be someone bigger than who we usually are. When we sing karaoke or when we sing in the shower, we get to be gods; gods with bars of soap, gods with plastic cups in our hands.

SHY GIRLS

Shy Girls, née Dan Vidmar, is a 27 year old vocalist and producer out of Portland, OR. Vidmar spent the last several years working nights at an emergency room, returning home in the pre-dawn hours to craft a unique breed of soulful future-pop. What began as a bedroom recording project became an all-consuming passion for Vidmar, who took a leap of faith and decided to turn down his acceptance to medical school and focus on Shy Girls full time.

Since then, Vidmar has begun churning out seductive pop hooks with a dark edge in full force. His bold productions are influenced by boundary-pushing club music and eccentric hip-hop, yet are grounded by his heartrending R&B vocals which exude a deep authenticity.

After releasing his first EP, Timeshare, with LA tastemaker label Hit City USA in the fall of 2013, Shy Girls quickly started garnering attention from an array of artists and producers. Vidmar has collaborated with dance music heavyweights like Cyril Hahn, ODESZA and Jagwar Ma. He’s also toured clubs across the country in support of artists as divergent as HAIM, Little Dragon and Grammy award-winning R&B singer Maxwell.

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AUTRE NE VEUT with SHY GIRLS, plus Epicsauce DJs

Friday, May 24 · 9:00 PM at Rickshaw Stop