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Nite Jewel + Sean Nicholas Savage

Puschen, Shameless/Limitless and no fear of pop. proudly present Nite Jewel and Sean Nicholas Savage, live in concert at Urban Spree. 

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Two songs into her new record, Nite Jewel asks the operative question: was that a sign? The Los Angeles native has spent much of the past four years mulling that over. Her 2012 album,
One Second of Love, captivated listeners for its willingness
to play in the fringes of pop; elements of dance and electronic music were warped and bent into something that was equal parts foreign and instinctual. It served as the culmination of an aesthetic that the singer, born Ramona Gonzalez, had been
cultivating since the last Bush years, and it was inescapable if you frequented the right crevices of California. But when it came time to follow it up, Gonzalez realized the world was pointing her in a new direction.

This story has been told before. Nite Jewel churned out demos for years, with her record label questioning whether she could go “pop” or not. The influence proved toxic. She realized she needed to separate from them; she had worked independently with success in the past and could do it again. She needed to
remind herself why she was making music in the first place. And by the top of last year, she made that happen.

Last January, the pieces started falling into place.
“I put all my gear including my 8 track in a walk-in closet,” Gonzalez says. “I had left my label and was back in
my element. I felt like I had found my identity again.” She was independent, free from authority, and able to regain creative control.

The end result is Liquid Cool, a fascinating collection of nine songs produced and performed entirely by Nite Jewel. The record explores the theme of aloneness in a crowded and disconnected world. On “Over the Weekend,”Gonzalez aims for a kind of skeletal, kinetic intrigue that unspools into an of-the-moment rallying cry; “Boo Hoo” provides a danceable groove underscoring a tearful refrain; “Kiss the Screen” sounds like the best date you had in high school if it had taken place on
Mars. “I felt like I was trying to talk to my audience, but couldn’t be heard,” she says. “There were barriers like money and bureaucracy.” Liquid Cool examines that lack of connection, and does so in intoxicating fashion.

Liquid Cool is due out June 10th via Gloriette Records, Nite Jewel’ s own imprint on which she released her debut. Free from the constraints of corporate backing, the new album is poised to cut through the din of 2016 and move listeners in incisive and deeply personal ways. Music is usually an act of world building, creating a new plane on which an artist can exist; Liquid Cool is about stripping away the pieces of
our own lives until we can really see one another again.

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Sean Nicholas Savage is a singer-songwriter and musician from Montreal, Quebec, who is an influential member of the Arbutus Records and Canadian indie music scene. He has been described by Emilie Friedlander in an article for The Fader as “a singer-songwriter, madcap philosopher, and all-around scene-pillar in the particular freak-flag-flying sector of the Canadian music community surrounding folks like Grimes, Mac DeMarco, TOPS and Doldrums”. He is known for his prolific output, poetic lyrics and varied musical style.

Sean Nicholas Savage has released twelve recordings on Arbutus Records, and was one of the first artists to join the label after its inception in 2009. Savage was an on/off resident at the Lab Synthèse DIY space that the label was born out of.

-Freakin Wikipedia.

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After Party: Kirin J. Callinan live, DJ Sets: Sean Nicholas Savage, Touchy Mob…

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Following Sean Nicholas Savage + Touchy Mob’s show, we’re gonna have ourselves a time that’s real good with:

Kirin J Callinan (Record Makers) live

+ DJ sets from 

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Princess Century (Austra / Trust)
DENA (!K7)Karl Monica & No Drama. 

Reduced entry for show ticket holders.

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After already spending 2015 opening for m8s TV on the Radio & Tame Impala, dueling guitars live & on record with m9s Mark Ronson & Kevin Parker, touring with his beloved m1s Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders as well as scoring a featured role in the International production of “In Dreams – The Music of David Lynch” alongside Cibo Matto, Mick Harvey & more, plus generally being LA’s hottest gun guitarist (kinda); Kirin J Callinan is back baby, with new facial hair & new solo material for us to learn & sing!

If first album “Embracism” was Kirin J Callinan smashing & gnashing his way into the world, declaring his arrival, still nude & pink & raw & drenched in “primordial ooze” ~ to quote unquote pitchfork.com ~ with a record that was hailed as ~ to quote unquote The New York Times ~ “one of the most unpleasant listening experiences in recent memory, including Yeezus“; then “The Teacher” is Kirin the accomplished songsmith, lookin smart ‘n’ sharp in a shirt ‘n’ tie ‘n’ shiny shoes, reflecting upon lessons learnt, having learnt them the only way he knows how: hard.

Featuring his close friend, collaborator, sometime tour partner & frequent dinner guest Connan Mockasin on vocal refrain & innocence, as well as Kirin’s studded backing band of John Kirby (Norah Jones, Sebastien Tellier, Cyprus Hill), Dave Jenkins Jr. (Daniel Johns, The Voice) & Tex Crick (The Pinheads), with all technical concerns handled by producer Aaron Cupples (Standish/Carlyon, The Drones, Paul Kelly), “The Teacher” is a modern ode to first love, unforgettable loss & gettin’ schooled.

(Bio from Record Makers)



Sean Nicholas Savage + Touchy Mob live

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Puschen and Shameless/Limitless proudly present the dream team double headlining bill that is Sean Nicholas Savage and Touchy Mob, both of whom are playing in support of stellar new records. This show is extra sweet for Sean, as it also serves as his Euro tour kick off.

Sean Nicholas Savage

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September sees the release of Sean Nicholas Savage’s latest record, Other Death. Savage, a master of tenderness, reflection and projection, has released and toured relentlessly in pursuit of the rarer beauties found only in the nuance of pop song and performance.

Other Death was recorded in Santa Monica, Los Angeles as a collaboration with Agor, of Savage’s Arbutus labelmates Blue Hawaii, while Errhead of Doldrums plays on much of the record. Ramona Gonzalez (Nite Jewel) also makes an appearance, as do TOPS’ Jane Penny and David Carriere. This is
Savage’s highest fidelity recording to date, with daring, captivating, and as always minimal and soft production style. In contrast to his usual introspection, Other Death is immediately more upbeat, uptempo, confident, inspired and delivers more consistent pop singles than any of his previous
records.

Savage is not playing to the middle. Here he gives his listeners, those who crave a harder SNS smack, the energy they crave. This is the release fans will turn to when they want to feel the sophisticated, delicate, and enchanted music of Sean Nicholas Savage at its most brave, free and loud. It’s as if upon being tossed a copy of Other Life, Savage reads the message; “Other Life?” and throws it back at us in blood red, “Other Death”.

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Touchy Mob

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The summer of 2015 saw the release of Touchy Mob’s “Let My Wild Boys Shine In The Boomers”. Consisting of 12 tracks (many of which will be familiar frequent Touchy showgoers) recorded over fits and starts in the previous 4 years, the record is surprisingly cohesive and thoroughly excellent. This will mark his first Berlin show since the release of the record.

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The concert will be followed by an after party featuring Kirin J Callinan live (XL, Record Makers) + DJ sets by S.N. Savage and Touchy Mob + others!

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Sean Nicholas Savage (Arbutus) + Normal Echo (Berlin)

 

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SEAN NICHOLAS SAVAGE


Sean Nicholas Savage is a Canadian Singer and Balladeer. In 2014 he released Bermuda Waterfall. Savage’s gift for bracing, timeless song craft and prowess as a philosopher reaches a new zenith with Bermuda.

The album offers the opportunity to observe the fascinating evolution of a truly one-of-a-kind artist and confident expansion of his artistic palette. His most emotionally thematic work since Other Life and Flamingo before it. Savage touches always on a theory or profound observation and comes to at least a suggested point in his pop, drama compositions. Perhaps the pinnacle attraction of his work are these observations, learned wisdoms, the ongoing adventures shaping Savage himself, the Artist, the Performer, the Narrator.

Once a staple spectacle performance in Montreal’s all night illegal party scene, Savage has since taken to consistent touring and producing wherever he may be, in the past two years.
Throughout Europe and North America, his dates vary from subdued solo performances to full band power ballad shows and in between, each incarnation renowned as captivating and inspirational.

The strikingly distinct NORMAL ECHO is playing support. 
http://normalecho.bandcamp.com

 

 

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