The 'How Come...' Tour featuring......
Sun Araw + Zun Zun Egui + Runners + Hookworms + Ben Dewrance (DJ) @ Brudenell.
...Tuesday 23rd November 2010.
Tickets... £6 Advance/MOTD... Available from Jumbo, Crash, Wegottickets...
“On Patrol is his most mind-bending statement yet – two LPs of reverb-drenched guitar, distant singing, and muffled beats” - Pitchfork
“Sun Araw's all-gates-open aesthetic is truly liberating … a transcendental voyage through modern culture” - The Wire
The recently named Hypnagogic Pop (Wire) is a good description of a recent bunch of American artists such as Sun Araw, Oneohtrix Point Never, The Skaters, Ducktails, Pocahaunted, Emeralds. Probably one of the most original new styles in music it draws from a love of retro 80's childhood nostalgia, psychedelia, experimental synths, drone, noise and ambient music.
The music of Cameron Stallones, aka Sun Araw, makes the familiar sound hauntingly surreal. His dubby bass lines, loping beats, and quivering Farfisa organ chords are easy to grasp. But the way Stallones arranges them, looping them into trances and submerging them in echo, makes the resulting songs feel less like clear images than foggy, humid dreams. They also paint a picture of his home city, Los Angeles, as a faded memory of its glamorous past, a ghost rising from the streets like heat waves.
http://pitchfork.com/features/columns/7818-the-out-door-4/3/ - Pitchfork Interview
http://www.thewire.co.uk/articles/3038/ - Free downloads
ZUN ZUN EGUI
“Zun Zun Egui's 20-minute debut EP Bal La Poussiere makes the Dirty Projectors and Vampire Weekend look like sadsacks and slack motherfuckers; it's a volatile blend of African polyrhythms, tropical blues, Mars Volta energy, bowel-busting Boris riffs, and swirls of AmRep noise—think Konono N°1 covered by Jesus Lizard, and you're getting close.” - Village Voice
“Internationalist loonies Zun Zun Egui have crowds pouring down the hills to the call of their kraut-meets-math-meets-post-hardcore noise and multilingual vocals from a dude who grabs his crotch and say he's called Motherf***ker” – NME (Green Man Festival review)
Zun Zun Egui conjure up bona fide rebel music that is full of body, raw in spirit
and totally free of precedent. A heavy, heavy dance band, they fire up mighty,
eternal grooves worthy of some dust-caked Lagos street jam, but don’t just
settle for that: tropical melodies, thrilling stop-start time switches, scorching
psychedelics and robust underground rock flourishes are gathered up as the
momentum swells towards frenzied, ecstatic finales. East African guitar
practice is inflamed by multi-lingual incantations (in French, English, Creole,
Japanese...), sinuous prog gets a big bass undertow. It’s roll and roll, a
rainbow blaze of rhythm and sound that pulls both the rockers and the
writhers into its heart.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19sPAPjep5I - At SXSWSee More