SLOTHRUST

SLOTHRUST

AND THE KIDS

Fri, February 22, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Valley Bar

Phoenix, AZ

$13.00 - $15.00

This event is 16 and over

SLOTHRUST
SLOTHRUST
Slothrust is principal songwriter, singer, guitar player and unrepentant aesthete Leah Wellbaum, with drummer Will Gorin and bassist Kyle Bann. On their fourth full-length albumThe Pact, Slothrust constructs a luscious, ethereal cosmos perforated with wormy portals and magic wardrobes, demonstrating more clearly than ever the band’s deft shaping of contrasting sonic elements to forge a muscular sound that’s uniquely their own.The album was recorded in LosAngeles with producer and mixer Billy Bush (Garbage, Neon Trees, The Boxer Rebellion).Cultivating their potent brew of classically informed, soulful rockin the fertile Brooklyn indie scene, Slothrust released their debut LP,Feels YourPain, in 2012, followed by 2014’sOf Course You Do. The band expanded their fervent following via the song “7:30 am,” selected as the theme for the FX Network show "You’re The Worst”. Their 2016 Danger bird debut albumEveryone Elseestablished the band asa breed apart, capable of serving up deceptively clever epics that veer satisfyingly between incandescent riffing and pop hooks, winsome anxiety and powerful heft.Throughout 2016 and 2017, Slothrust lit up audiences on sold-out headline tours, festival dates and support tours with Highly Suspect in the US andManchester Orchestra in Europe. The band closed out 2017with Show Me How You Want It To Be, an EP of of unexpected and inventive covers of songs by artists as diverse as Al Green and Britney Spears, Black Sabbath and Louis Armstrong.
AND THE KIDS
AND THE KIDS
Recently called one of "the Western Mass. indie scene's brightest creative lights" by Pitchfork, Northampton, Massachusetts' And The Kids recently released their debut full-length album, Turn to Each Other (Signature Sounds). Turn to Each Other is more than an album title: it's a statement of fact for the band, whose bond — as musicians, friends and creative foils — is as tight as they come. The album features 11 tracks full of ringing guitars from Hannah Mohan, knotty rhythms from drummer Rebecca Lasaponaro and bold accents from synthesizers and percussion by Megan Miller. Together, they create "apocaplyptic pop", a dizzying stop-start ride with lush, intricate soundscapes that frame Mohan's lively lead vocals. NPR Music recently raved, "Guitarist Hannah Mohan's striking vocals rival the vibrato and boldness of Siouxsie Sioux… [And The Kids] make music that's both fearless and entertaining." An ongoing struggle with border issues for Miller, a Canadian citizen, initiated the addition of bassist Taliana Katz to the touring ensemble. Katz made her debut as part of the band at their NPR Tiny Desk Concert and continues to carry the energy of the album to the stage.
Venue Information:
Valley Bar
130 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
http://www.valleybarphx.com/