TT the Bear's Place
The Soft Moon

GHouse and WFNX present

The Soft Moon

Majical Cloudz, RIBS

Wed, January 9, 2013

8:30 pm

TT the Bear's Place

Cambridge, MA

This event is 18 and over

The Soft Moon
The Soft Moon
Coming up on a year since their debut self-titled LP release, The Soft Moon presents Total Decay. Luis Vasquez continues to conjure a sound fueled tempest that intoxicates with its own post-apocalyptic dust in this new EP, which will be released on Halloween, fittingly. What began as a side-project has quickly gathered a cult following that has culled a spotlight in its own right, no longer in a cloaked corner.

After two stirring 7 inches and a full album, it was apparent that Vasquez is digging his own niche, an intimate well-spoken whisper, carrying a heavy load of synths that creep and drums that command an uncontrollable pull from within. This intimate peak into another world, Vasquez's mind, has garnered a number of comparisons to some of the most iconic and influential bands of the post-punk and krautrock movement.

Live, the band takes on Justin Anastasi and Damon Way to help transform the listening experience cogently with an array of sound and light effects that translate the energy of the recordings.

Total Decay solidifies that The Soft Moon is on its own path, not to be compared. Just listen, hold the shadow of his hand on this journey into the darkness, as he whispers directions through the obstacles, to the light.
Majical Cloudz
Majical Cloudz
Majical Cloudz is music and performance. Rooted in solo material written by Devon Welsh between rural Ontario and Montreal, he joined with Matthew Otto to collaboratively produce and perform the music. Their performance is deeply expressive — strong vocals sit on top of washes of white noise, filtered synths and sparse thuds. The songs are intensely lyrical, oriented around themes of death, patience, family, and desire. The live show celebrates the joy in sadness and the value of a shared musical experience.
RIBS
RIBS
RIBS is what happens when three people try to make a bedroom sound like a stadium.

The Boston band, dubbed "Rock's great new hope" by the Boston Phoenix and compared to Muse, the Deftones, and Queens of the Stone Age, released their second EP, Russian Blood, in 2012. Several months later they would go on to win "Rock Artist of the Year" at the Boston Music Awards.

Self-managed, self-booked, self-produced, and self-released, the band has nonetheless managed to ignite the kind of local momentum usually bestowed upon more veteran acts: WFNX 101.7 - the first station to have played Nirvana, The Killers, Foster the People, and Franz Ferdinand - added the Russian Blood track "Alarms" to regular rotation after declaring "'Alarms' may be the best song to come out of Boston in 2012."

The Boston Globe, previewing the EP in a two-page spread feature, observed "There are cement-grinding atmospherics out of Trent Reznor's playbook and canyon banshee wails echoed from long-lost U2 anthems. 'Russian Blood' is thoroughly DIY ... but it carries itself like a really big deal." The EP, recorded in the band's Boston practice space and mixed in singer Keith Freund's bedroom, doesn't shy away from its origins - listen closely to the final track "Destructo" and you can hear car horns and sirens from fire trucks passing by Freund's second-floor apartment windows where the vocals were recorded.

After a posting of RIBS' first release, 2010's British Brains, received seven-hundred comments in two days on Reddit.com, the EP became the top-selling release of the week on Bandcamp.
Venue Information:
TT the Bear's Place
10 Brookline St
Cambridge, MA, 02139
http://www.ttthebears.com/