Red River Noise presents:
Good Music Club w/ Borrisokane, Knifight & Black Books
502 Brushy St.
Austin, TX, 78702
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 18 and over
Watch & Listen
"Like Octopus Project for black comedies instead of anime." - Austin Powell of The Austin Chronicle
House cats. Ten Ren. Naps.
Pop. Post-Fi. Awesome. Dance. Electronic. Prom.
Hi! We're Knifight and we have an EP titled, "Now We're Invisible" available on iTunes and knifight.bandcamp.com. We're a four-piece band with an incredibly energetic live show that plays gripping electronic, post-wave pop songs that include synthesizers, electric guitar, bass, and group vocals.
Black Books began creating their heady, atmospheric mix of dreamy, visionary pop and epic southern rock in their hometown of Austin, Texas back in 2010. By 2011 The Austin Chronicle had hailed them as "Top Ten Locals to Watch in 2011," by 2012 they had toured with on coveted opening slot for The Flaming Lips. This was complimented with a wash of influential US blog attention that garnered the band complimentary comparisons to contemporaries such as Grandaddy, My Morning Jacket and Band of Horses, plus nods to iconic Godfathers of subtle psychedelic rock, Pink Floyd. Their self titled debut album Black Books has been announced for a North American release date of October 1st on Believe Recordings.
Black Books debut Aquarena EP, released in February this year, premiered exclusively on The Line of Best Fit. The EP features the cut "Favorite Place," which is also the opening S/T album track. You can hear it here via Soundcloud too. A stunning video for the song can be seen here as well. A handful of shows in Texas have been announced for August and September, while a national October tour will be announced soon as well.
Black Books are young school friends who act as a self-sufficient, close-knit creative family. Guitarist - and professional recording engineer - Kevin Butler produces all of the band's music, while keyboardist - and artist - Clarke Curtis creates their artwork and gig posters. It's been quite a ride in the band's short life span, highlighted by a recent tour with The Flaming Lips. ""It's always nuts to meet your heroes, but it's even crazier when they have confetti cannons," Ross says.
The closeness of the musicians could explain in part why Black Books' ambient, anthemic shoe-gaze has an experimental edge and maturity that stands them apart from their contemporaries. Black Books create an evoking and enveloping wall of emotion that seems as intimate as it is epic, with sprawling, mesmerising psychedelia and sun-soaked melodies blended into something driven and tightly charged with Ross Gilfillan's warm throaty drawl of a vocal. It could also be explained in the album's recording - completed as it was in a record breaking Texas drought of 2011, shortly after singer Ross Gilfillan and wife Meg (keys/vocals) became parents for the first time. Black Books debut is therefore the child of a stifling, claustrophobic heat and an overpowering awe inspiring feeling of love.