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MMC Presents: Batteryboy / J.E. Sunde (Pop Folk) $10
Friday, September 1, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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9pm J.E. Sunde
batteryboy has been described by 89.3 The Current’s Andrea Swensson as “…reminiscent of Cloud Cult’s acoustic work and neo-folkies like Bon Iver.” Americana UK’s 7/10 album review of batteryboy’s debut up for air says batteryboy “remind me of The National, particularly the passion the members of both bands put in when delivering their performances.” O n before the silence breaks, batteryboy has evolved to create a sonic niche of their own. Rouse claims batteryboy ‘makes music to deal with everything else,’ and when they sweep you up in their lush sound and cathartic, emotionally charged lyrics, you just might find some help dealing with everything else, too. batteryboy was founded as a solo project by Cobey Rouse in 2011, and now includes multi-instrumentalist Eric Carranza, cellist Hilary James (We are the Willows), and drummer Kahlil Brewington. Cloud Cult violinist Shannon Frid-Rubin , t rombonist Andrew Thoreen of Har-di-Har and J.E. Sunde also appear on several songs on the album.
JE Sunde’s sophomore LP is an exercise in careful subtraction. The first LP “Shapes that Kiss the Lips of God”, (which itself followed complex LPs with his former band The Daredevil Christopher Wright), was an exercise in layers of sound…built up and presented like a spinning fan seen through a kaleidoscope. This number two LP “Now I Feel Adored” strips away the slowed blades and peers through a clearer, but darker lens. “J.E. Sunde’s music brings about the finest folk comparisons whether it’s classic or contemporary artists. With the charm of Van Morrison and the conviction of Frank Turner, J.E. Sunde is an undeniable folk force”- Chris Pizzolo, Play Too Much