Lower Dens, Abdu Ali, Leverage Models

27
/ Sep
Sunday
2015

Lower Dens, Abdu Ali, Leverage Models

Venue
Front Room
Time
08:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Price
$10 adv / $12 dos

Sunday Sept 27th

Output Agency Ltd. presents

Lower Dens
with special guests Abdu Ali + Leverage Models

Tickets are on-sale now, available online: http://bit.ly/1J8gHSD
and locally (cash only, no fees) at
outdated: an antique café // Rocket Number Nine
Darkside Records & Gallery // Jack’s Rhythms // Woodstock Music Shop

$10 adv // $12 dos || 18+ || 8PM DOORS // 8:30PM SHOW

RSVP :: Facebook Event

 

 

LOWER DENS

Ribbon Music is pleased to announce the return of Baltimore’s Lower Dens with their third album, Escape from Evil. On Escape From Evil, Lower Dens’ Jana Hunter emerges: cerebral and hot-blooded, rash and incorruptible, and, crucially, possessing of a loud, clear voice. The album sees Hunter stepping up and taking center stage, and emboldening every aspect of the band.

On Escape From Evil, Lower Dens’ Jana Hunter emerges: cerebral and hot-blooded, rash and incorruptible, and, crucially, possessing of a loud, clear voice. The album sees Hunter stepping up and taking center stage, and emboldening every aspect of the band.

Escape From Evil is a cinematic, tonally rich work. The sounds are clean and warm. The pulse of the album is strong. Melodies are potent and songs are physical. Lyrics are direct, frank confrontations with life’s common crises. The album title is brazen, and along with the grimly funny title of lead single, “To Die in L.A.”, almost theatrical.

Lower Dens’ 2010 debut, Twin-Hand Movement, was a stunning evolution of guitar brilliance and murky emotiveness, while its 2012 follow-up, Nootropics, was a stark, textured paean to experimental bands of the krautrock era. Escape From Evil marks a bold, monumental step forward for the band and the welcome manifestation of a singer we’ve never quite seen until now.

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ABDU ALI

Rooted in the ghettos of Baltimore, Abdu Ali raps, sings, and chats over unorthodox sounds, creating music that’s green, provoking, and quenching. His work to conquer musical boundaries has put in him in genre categories along lines of afro-futurism to punk to hip hop to “post-apocalyptic” sounding. Ali, has also become known for his energetic visceral performances, spiritualizing audiences as a cosmic, punk, and soulful tempest on stage. Unapologetically black and queer, Abdu Ali is bold, raw, and most importantly life-affirming.

Recently he has been also been inspired to DJ with sets that focus on music genres of subcultures from around the world, especially his hometown sound Baltimore Club. He is also the curator of the emerging boundary breaking KAHLON, a bimonthly music event in Baltimore. Before music Ali, was a devoted poet and journalist but now is focusing on getting back into those mediums.

Abdu Ali has done several tours all over the US and released 4 music projects. He has shared the same stage with various artists like Big Freedia to BLACKIE to Lor Scoota and his work has been covered by Noisey, Stereogum, The Fader, Complex Magazine, and many more.

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LEVERAGE MODELS

Leverage Models’ music casts a wide net, a dense, perplexing constellation of new jack swing, freestyle & go-go rhythms, classical minimalism, new age and the unhinged fringes of early new wave. Field recordings, slap bass, wind-chimes, soprano saxophone, convulsive yelping, tastelessly auto-tuned vocals, and an avalanche of other un-fashionable, heart-on-sleeve sounds are seductively arranged and intricately woven around impressionistic stories that touch on the dark and the private: Domestic & ritual abuse, political apathy, corporate crime, divorce, poverty, social anxiety, religious indoctrination & self-harm.