Modest Mouse

Collective Concerts Presents

Modest Mouse

Kevin Drew, Mimicking Birds

Thu, July 31, 2014

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$40.00

This event is all ages

www.collectiveconcerts.com

PRESALE: Wednesday June 4 at 10:00AM
PUBLIC ON SALE: Friday June 6 at 10:00AM

Modest Mouse - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Modest Mouse
Modest Mouse was formed in 1993 in Issaquah, Washington and over the last decade has become the indie rock standard and one of the few bands capable of treading the narrow path where massive popularity is possible without sacrificing their longtime fans.

The band released their first full-length album, This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About, on the Up label in 1996. With the release of their second album, The Lonesome Crowded West in 1997, the band's status reached new heights with a legion of fans and critical acclaim. In 2000, Modest Mouse was signed to Epic Records and released their third album, The Moon & Antarctica. In 2004 came the release of their breakthrough album, Good News For People Who Love Bad News, which included the hit "Float On" and has sold over 1.5 million copies and earned the band two Grammy nominations

Modest Mouse released We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank, on March 20, 2007 and immediately entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #1. Most recently the band released the EP No One's First, And You're Next and also reissued Moon & Antartica on vinyl.
Kevin Drew - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Kevin Drew
NEW RELEASE: Broken Social Scene's founder, songwriter, and front man Kevin Drew will be releasing his newest solo album, 'Darlings', on March 18, 2014 on Arts & Crafts!!

'Darlings' shows Drew growing from his role in indie vanguard Broken Social Scene to create a breakthrough statement of personal artistry. 'Darlings' is also his first solo album that is truly, to put it bluntly, solo. If Drew's 2007 effort 'Spirit If…' was his inaugural step beyond the decade-long shadow of his former band, 'Darlings' spotlights Drew with seven years more experience and maturity. 'Darlings' reveals a more focused and refined sound; more honest, revelatory songwriting, with Drew's craft concentrated on lyrical and emotional connections, less so than guitar pedals and studio jams.

This isn't to say these aren't classic Kevin Drew songs. His unorthodox lyrical explorations of family, hope and disappointment, skin and spit, intercourse, cultural infection and the death of communication, figure clearer than ever into the hallmark of his infectious melodic phrasing. 'Darlings' is a fist-pumping fight for the euphoria of the after-party and the crush of pre-dawn passions. It's a best friend's zealous pep talk to not give up, and bring youth back into the fresh focus of life. On 'Darlings', Kevin Drew casts reflective inspiration forward into the brightness of the future with a soundtrack to kick everything into high gear.

'Darlings' features longtime collaborators Charles Spearin and Ohad Benchetrit (Do Make Say Think, Broken Social Scene) along with Dean Stone (Apostle of Hustle) and Dave Hamelin (The Stills). 'Darlings' was co-produced by Dave Hamelin, Kevin Drew and Graham Lessard.

Pre-Order 'Darlings': http://kevindrewmusic.com/
Stream first single 'Good Sex': https://soundcloud.com/artsandcrafts/kevin-drew-good-sex
Mimicking Birds - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Mimicking Birds
Singer/songwriter Nate Lacy spent the years since his teens exploring his inner world and his connection with the universe at large. The result of his efforts was a small collection of songs that, when finally recorded and released as Mimicking Birds in 2010, received such accolades as Pitchfork's assessment that the debut LP was "extremely gifted with cyclical melodies: thorny fingerpicked spines around which he can snake a range of sounds simply for ambience."

These days, Lacy is focusing his gaze further outward, exploring what he calls "the infinite and the infinitesimal," while also keeping lyrical watch on the crossroads where our digital future and our pastoral past bump up against each other.

Few are the artists who are able to bring such thorny and thoughtful issues to bear in their music, but that is just one of the many reasons that Eons, the new album from Mimicking Birds, is so very special.

How this comes out through Lacy is in toothsome lyrics that are filled to bursting with imagery, philosophical questions, and deep personal concerns. That he finds ways to tie these concepts together without losing his way or our fascination with them is a testament to his songwriting prowess.

The rest of the band, Aaron Hanson and Adam Trachsel, works to remain connected to the Birds' of yore, emphasizing fingerpicked acoustic guitars, the sturdy tones of a stand-up bass, and restrained drums, while pushing into the future as well.

Too, Eons feels as expansive as its title thanks to the help of producer Jeremy Sherrer (The Gossip, 1776). He helped weave some gorgeous electronic textures into the songs – listen for the skittering programmed beat that helps carry "Owl Hoots" forward, or the swells of keyboards that pull closing track "Movin' On" towards an '80s pop sunrise.

It's quite a lot for one album or one band to carry on its shoulders, but Mimicking Birds and Eons prove capable of bearing the weight of this expansive view of the physical world and the world that we can only reach through an amazing piece of music. Eons has 10 such tracks that will transport, delight, and surprise you, even through multiple listens.

Eons is out May 13th, 2014 on Glacial Pace.
Venue Information:
London Music Hall - CA
185 Queens Ave.
London, ON, N6A 1J1
http://www.londonmusichall.com/

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