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Event Archive - DM Stith, Inlets, Silje Nes

Sun. July 4th 2010 Railway Club (No Minors)
$8 at the door only.
Sunday, July 4th: DM Stith, w/ Inlets, & Silje Nes

Mentored by Sufjan Stevens, who signed Stith to his Asthmatic Kitty
label, DM Stith has released a debut album which is arcane and
esoteric from the off, a record that knows more than it's letting on.
Stith's music, made with cellos and pianos but also the creaking of
wooden doors, has the uncomfortable intimacy of Antony and the
Johnsons (to whom he is often compared), but also the baroque
strangeness of Bowie in his Brechtian Baal phase.

"Inlets will please the hoards of music fans who have grown to love
the floral and somewhat progressive folk championed by Grizzly Bear
and Beach House. Less grandiose than the first and sunnier than the
latter, Inlets' songs are instantly gratifying and more soothing...we
predict that this record will be one of the soundtracks of this
summer." -The Deli
"Think the weariness of a bedroom troubadour, a folkie with mild
classical tendencies...It's really great stuff." -Stereogum

Silje Nes voice is enchanting: breathy and beautifully measured, calmly sitting at the center of the musical webs she spins like a benevolent animating spirit. While Silje creates a sound-world entirely her own, she shares an autodidactic adventurousness with peers like Tujiko Noriko, Islaja, Lau Nau, or Foehn, as well as the homespun, sprawling beauty of The Pastels, Pram, or Crescent. Broad-ranging and full of character, Silje moves from languid dream-pop to stomping, upbeat tracks, to more introspective. abstract numbers. Sparkling melodies exude a music-box sweetness, while spindly electronics - barbed, bubbling, and tinkling - weave around an eclectic instrumentation that includes cello, drums, guitar, bass, keyboards, recorder, glockenspiel, xylophone, melodica, and trumpet, as well as percussion played on all manner of found objects...
Doors: 7:30 PM, show 8:30 pm, admission $8

Cover: Doors: 7:30 PM, show 8:30 pm, admission $8


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