Mister Lies, Silver Swans
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
This event is all ages
Ex-Stars touring guitarist Stephen Ramsay founded space rock outfit Young Galaxy with girlfriend Catherine McCandless. In April 2007 the band presented a self-titled debut album featuring contributions from the Dears, the Besnard Lakes, Stars, Patrick Watson, and A Silver Mt. Zion. In 2009 they delivered the sophomore album Invisible Republic on Fontana North. It was released the following year on Paper Bag Records and garnered a 2010 Polaris Music Prize nomination. Young Galaxy followed up with 2011's Shapeshifting, featuring production by Dan Lissvik of the Swedish band Studio. Two years later, they released their fourth studio album, Ultramarine. In 2015, Young Galaxy returned with their fifth album and third with producer Lissvik, the atmospheric and synthy Falsework.
Mister Lies is the operational alias for producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nick Zanca. It was also the product of dorm-room insomnia, developing an odd family of friends in a city of strangers, and homesickness for places where one only feels homesick. Born in 1992 and raised by wolves in the suburban jungles of Connecticut, he learned to hunt his prey by means of basement shows and prolonged caffeine binges. Shortly after Zanca relocated to Chicago to attend school, he formed n pack with several other lone wolves aiming to create something greater. In the harshest parts of February winter in the Windy City equipped with a laptop, several controllers and whatever instruments were lying around his congested dorm-room, he released his first EP anonymously before eventually revealing his identity making rounds across the blog circuit. The trip-hop inspired Hidden Neighbors has been compared to the dark nostalgia found in acts like Boards of Canada, Burial, and Massive Attack.
Zanca now budgets time between his habitat in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago and his hideaway at a cabin on a Vermont lake, preparing new material for his first full-length to be released on Lefse Records in early 2013.
“A little Knife-y at times but they're doing their own thing.” - Brooklyn Vegan
“... Silver Swans is dark and brooding, yet innocent and nostalgic.” – San Francisco Bay Guardian
“It all sounds like something you'd expect to hear coming from Sweden's Labrador Records, home of acts such as the Radio Dept., Acid House Kings, and Amanda Mair.” – Prefix Mag
"Silver Swans live in land of moody dream pop, somewhere in between The Knife and Ladytron." - Heavy.com
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