Goldroom (Live)

Goldroom (Live)

The Mast, Lips

Sat, June 28, 2014

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

The Sinclair

Cambridge, MA

$16 advance / $18 day of show

This event is 18 and over

The Sinclair is general admission standing room only.
Tickets available at TICKETMASTER.COM, or by phone at 800-745-3000. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at The Sinclair Box office Tuesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM. Please note: box office is cash only.

Goldroom (Live)
Goldroom (Live)
Born from the simplicity of emotive choruses and lush electronic ornaments, Goldroom has transformed into a fascinating tale of modern music culture; a nostalgic romance of tropical textures and soulful rhythms.

After the success of his first stand-out single ‘Fifteen’ which found itself with over 300,000 plays on Soundcloud, the top spot on the Hype Machine charts, features on Pitchfork, Spinner, MTV, and spins on BBC Radio 1, few can say that they had a debut year quite like Goldroom had. Add to that, tours across Asia, Europe, South America, Central America, Australia, and of course around the USA and Canada, has meant the good word of Goldroom is spreading hard and fast.

The follow up original single, ‘Sweetness Alive’ featuring the luscious vocals of SLL (formerly Saint Lou Lou), set the stage for the recent debut of Goldroom’s live band performance at SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas in March. His astounding remixes of buzz-worthy acts such as Niki & The Dove, Atlas Genius, Alpine, Poolside, and Gigamesh, has given Goldroom even more of a household name as an established remixer, DJ and composer in his own right. Most notably, his remix for Niki & The Dove has been streamed more than 10 million times on YouTube and has been given the support of The Magician, Aeroplane, Alex Metric and more.

All of this placed Goldroom in great standing for this year’s sophomore EP, ‘Embrace’. Released worldwide in September, the first week of its release saw the title single reach record heights for Goldroom, with over half a million streams on Soundcloud and You Tube, and premiere and features on Pitchfork, MTV and Spotify. It immediately shot to number 3 on Hype Machine and no. 1 on Twitter Emerging Charts. Now, with over 2 million (and growing) plays of the EP on Soundcloud, and hitting number 2 most played on Australian national radio station, triple j, Goldroom is seeing the year off with a bang. Combining these numbers with a massive 30 date North American tour, sell-out hometown show at The Troubadour in LA, and DJ sets across London and Europe, there is reason to be on the lookout for even more from one of this year’s biggest success stories, both on the road and in the studio.

With a full-length album in the works, you can rest assured that this remarkable tale will find you on a steady hunt for the dance floor.
The Mast
The Mast
"Brooklyn-based duo The Mast’s high-energy electro-pop seemed to instantly magnetize people to the stage…the venue was completely packed with blissed-out dance enthusiasts thoroughly hypnotized by the primal beats and astral sound effects." - CMJ

"The Mast play futuristic-electro pop inspired by early IDM and experimental beat music - James Blake on mescaline" - Village Voice

The Mast is vocalist and instrumentalist Haleh Gafori and percussionist and beat maker Matt Kilmer. Merging vocals, live electronics, and percussion, The Mast creates a full-spectrum sonic experience that features “Haleh’s phenomenally powerful, nuanced, and hypnotic voice and Matt’s gorgeous deft beats (both sequenced and live)” (Wompblog). Influenced by early IDM, post dubstep, and experimental beat music as well as acts like Mount Kimbie and Bonobo, The Mast delivers a warm and inviting sound that booms through the subwoofers, propels the body to dance, and soaks the mind in a bath of endorphins.

In their shows, where they have performed alongside Foster the People, Reggie Watts, Blonde Redhead, and Teebs, Matt and Haleh incorporate live electronics, drumming, and vocal improvisation, preserving the spontaneity they cultivated as instrumentalists. "So unique and crisp is their sound, culled from a range of electronic genres, that their fans swarm to be an extended part of the show, transforming it from a performance into a dance fest" (XO Magazine).

The Mast released their full length album "Pleasure Island" in early 2014.
Lips
Lips
A talented keyboard player with a soft spot for vintage synths, Stephanie Brown a.k.a Lips performed extensively in her native New Zealand before moving to New York City to make music in her own right.

Characterized by a giant pair of lips on legs, Lips has already won comparisons to the likes of Niki & The Dove and Phantogram. Her's is a unique sound complemented by masterful songwriting and a sly sense of humor. Whether it's loneliness or love, anger or happiness, Brown has a knack for capturing the bittersweet nuances of life and putting them to song.

In 2011, Brown released the track "Everything to Me", which went on to win the Silver Scroll, New Zealand's most prestigious songwriting award. She describes the song as an "account of needing to take a break from your everyday...and the deeper sentiment of supporting your loved ones through the hurdles that life throws at them". In 2013 Lips released his debut EP "Look, Listen," which features "Everything to Me" and "We Don't Have Much Time."

A talented keyboard player with a soft spot for vintage synths, Stephanie Brown a.k.a Lips performed extensively in her native New Zealand before moving to New York City to make music in her own right.

Now the indie pop crooner's making plans to share "Ghosts and Demons," her second release consisting of four tracks that will have you dancing away the rest of your summertime sadness.
Venue Information:
The Sinclair
52 Church St
Cambridge, MA, 02138