U.S. Girls / Matchess / SiP @ The Empty Bottle, Chicago [17 April]

U.S. Girls / Matchess / SiP


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17
April
20:30 - 23:59

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The Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622
830PM // $12 // 21+

This year marks a significant anniversary for U.S. Girls, the protean musical enterprise of multi-disciplinary artist, Meg Remy. 10 years ago Remy first used a 4-track recorder and a microphone to self-produce a series of spontaneous, starkly musical, ‘instant expressions’. These collisions of static, clang and sung melody seem in retrospect like a uniquely American display of minimalism, an unmistakably feminine counterbalance to Nebraska or Rev & Vega’s early sonic confrontations. In contrast, her latest work for 4AD and Royal Mountain Records, In A Poem Unlimited, Remy’s 6th album and 2nd LP for the label, was painstakingly crafted in multiple studios by a creative cast of 20+ collaborators. Remy traverses an immediate and increasingly politicized vision over the course of this decade of work. And while U.S. Girls, denoting the plural, is no longer a misnomer, In A Poem Unlimited may be Remy’s most individually distilled protest to date.

Joining in the celebration is minimal synth witch, violist and singer WHITNEY JOHNSON, returning with her solo project MATCHESS. (Might we add that she just won the 8th Annual Chili-Synth Cook Off AND sold out of her chili at Music Frozen Dancing this year!) On record and in a live setting, JOHNSON bewitches listeners with a set of sparse rhythms, synthetic melodies, squealing guitar lines and heavily-affected vocals that combine to create an alien, futuristic sound. Her TiM debut, Somnaphoria, fuses elements of contemporary classical & modern experimental electronic music with a neo-new age mysticism.

JIMMY LACY pours the gaps of your unused brain with musical cement, creating a collage of saturated tones, holographic fuzz and atmospheric folly. His most personal project to date, SiP, brings a decade of wild synthesizer to the forefront of his musical discoveries. Meaningful synths and calmed rhythms clear the space to think about your life and some of the decisions you’ve been making, without judgement. Just release.
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