The Arches presents
Mon 15 Oct 2012 | 7pm-11pm | £15 + bf
9pm Dirty Projectors
*all set times are approximate and subject to change
One of the most talked-about names of the mid-late 00s NY indie scene, their sound is difficult to describe and yet instantly recognisable: always surprising, always thoughtful, alternating between grandiose simplicity and ungraspable complexity.
Formed in 2003, the name was originally used as a moniker for the band’s musical leader and vocalist-and-guitarist-cum-composer David Longstreth to release wildly imaginative albums spanning guitar-based experimental song, scored composition, electronic music, hardcore, and medieval vocal polyphony.
Since then, as a band they’ve released almost one record a year, but it was 2009′s Bitte Orce – their first on Domino Records, and possibly one of their best loved amongst fans – which landed them on almost every Album Of The Year list and brought their live show to five continents over two years.
As well as collaborating with David Byrne and The Roots, 2010 saw them collaborate with Bjork on Mount Wittenberg Orca, an album generating over $60,000 for a National Geographic endeavour to preserve wild ocean reefs.
Credited with investigating 20th-century orchestration on The Getty Address (2005), aerating the aesthetics of 80s hardcore and west African guitar music on Rise Above (2007) and exploring complex contrapuntal techniques in human voices on Bitte Orca and Mt Wittenberg Orca, their latest album Swing Lo Magellan is yet another leap forward, this time towards “songs and songwriting”, favouring a surprising simplicity of heart and soul.
Culled from twelve months of constant writing and recording in a weird house in Delaware County, New York, the band – currently Haley Dekle (vocals), Amber Coffman (vocals & guitar), Nat Baldwin (bass) and Brian McOmber (drums) – finally arrived at twelve songs from around forty finished demos, to be released worldwide in July 2012. Don’t miss this chance to see one of indie’s most intriguing bands perform their new material for the first time.
Support comes from Callers.
14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over. ID must be provided)
Please enter through Argyle Street entrance
Legendary international acts, cult festivals and the most exciting new bands collide at one of the city’s most eclectic live venues.
It’s perhaps natural that, as one of the nation’s most unusual live music venues, our programme spans rock, pop, indie, electronica, soul, jazz, country, metal, folk, and the many sub-genres inbetween. The unique atmosphere and space of the building means it’s often used for anything from intimate acoustic gigs to stage-diving, sweaty rammies and slick, spectacular international concerts.
Supporting the best examples of the known and the not-so-known, the Arches stage is host to everything from the latest stars of leftfield pop, such as Grimes and Chvrches, to alternative indie rock acts such as Peace and Yeasayer, prog and rock heroes such as The Fall, Swans and Dinosaur Jnr, and cutting edge electronic talent, from Rustie to James Blake.
We also regularly plays host to international legends – from Martha Reeves to Ben E. King to Jane Birkin – and provide the perfect multi-room setting for various festivals, from Celtic Connections to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In 2012, the hallowed arches played hosted to the UK-wide Africa Express tour, featuring Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal and a trainload of world music stars, and in 2013, the building was transformed into a sonic Cineplex for our own co-curated cult event the Glasgow Music and Film Festival, featuring live film scores and AV sets from Jeff Mills, Dieter Moebius and Raime.
“A classical gig in the vaults of Scotland’s dance mecca might sound an odd prospect, but the Arches proved the perfect setting”
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