Realities (featuring members of Electric Guest, Fool's Gold, Big Search, Touche) Matt Kivel (of Princeton), Cristina Black, DJ Asa Taccone of Electric Guest

Realities (featuring members of Electric Guest, Fool's Gold, Big Search, Touche and Only You

Matt Kivel

Matt Kivel released a record called “Double Exposure” with the record label Olde English Spelling Bee in October of last year. His new album, "Days of Being Wild," comes out July 8th on Woodsist.

“Matt Kivel's Double Exposure is a small masterpiece of humble virtues: warm, patient, calm. It is beautifully, pristinely recorded, finely wrought; its ten songs represent some of the least insistent music you will be spellbound by all year.

The muffled boom of the bass drum on "White Rice", the pearly piano notes, ringing down a long hallway in "Rainbow Trout", the humming—insect looping guitars that swarm through "All Will Be Well", the small bursts of static at the edges of "Days of Heaven"—each touch registers like an event within the hallowed space that Kivel creates. The album doesn't so much grow on you as accrete, like daytime shadow creeping across the room. It's been seven months since I first tried to puzzle out Double Exposure, and it keeps eluding me. I don't know when I'll want to stop trying, but not soon.” — Jayson Greene (Pitchfork)

Cristina Black

Often compared to Nico and Fiona Apple for her smoke-and-honey character voice, singer-songwriter Cristina Black maintains a cabaret-like propriety while drawing on the curious looseness of her former home, New Orleans. A classically trained harpist and pianist from age 4, Black turned to pop songwriting more recently when she took up baritone ukulele and began crafting uncommon confessional songs about things like love, money, death and disaster. Her debut album, The Ditty Sessions, is the result of a magical collaboration with an all-star Big Easy backing band that included Alex McMurray on guitar, Brian Coogan on keys and the late Alex Chilton (of Big Star fame) on bass. Galactic's Ben Ellman oversaw the sessions at his own Number C studio in Uptown New Orleans. Standout track "Purple Houses" describes the anxiety of watching Hurricane Katrina swirl towards the Gulf Coast. The set also addresses drug addiction on "These Days", infidelity on "All I Want" and the plight of the wealthy on the fan favorite "Drunk Rich People," which was recently featured on NBC's prime time hit Parenthood.

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Realities (featuring members of Electric Guest, Fool's Gold, Big Search, Touche) Matt Kivel (of Princeton), Cristina Black, DJ Asa Taccone of Electric Guest

Wednesday, December 11 · Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Satellite

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