Label: Tender Loving Empire
Bio: Kyle Morton sings the first line of Typhoon's Hunger & Thirst, "I've started a new beginning... suspiciously like the old one, only this time, I'm ready", with the bravery and trepidation of someone who is staring down a familiar path, with all its known challenges and potential pitfalls, surroun... See Full BioMore Info
Fri, November 16, 2012 8:30 pm The Echo Los Angeles, California $12.00 - $14.00
Duck Club Presents: Typhoon with Laura Gibson also guest TBA 7pm doors, 8pm show $10 adv / $12 dos 21+ Valid ID Required -------------------------------------------------- Typhoon A New Kind of House Dear Reader, I once came very close to dying (bug-bite, failed organs), and though my life was spared thanks to thanks to modern medicine and a kidney given to me by my father, nonetheless I live with a persisting sense that my time is borrowed. My resolutionwhat I intend to do with my finite allotment is to reach some small, yet conclusive understanding of my life in particular and the world in general; an understanding accomplished, in part, through a combination of music and words. The last record we made, Hunger & Thirst, is a record that purposefully confuses physical sickness with ontological sickness, i.e. that most desires are only symptoms of the desire to be someone else. This new record picks up where we left off, though this time "purposefully confusing" the idea of time as a place. It imagines that my past is a composite of old houses and apartment buildings, that my memories are these little artifacts strewn about, and then there's me with a single candle, picking up the artifacts one at a time and examining them by the dim light. Songs as personal as these perhaps ought to be burned or buried rather than be paraded before an audience. But there is something transfigurative in playing music with so many close friendswhat starts out as a solemn, solitary attempt is turned into something both communal and cathartic. I think we even have fun at times. A New Kind of House (the title itself is borrowed from the brilliant poetry of Zach Schomburg) was artfully recorded on location (our house) by repeat-collaborator Paul Laxer; the artwork was beautifully realized by Ricky Delucco, and we have Tender Loving Empire to thank for so tenderly helping us put out a record a second time. kyle ray morton / 01.11.2011 www.wearetyphoon.com/ https://www.facebook.com/wearetyphoon -------------------------------------------------- Laura Gibson La Grande (Barsuk, January 2012) La Grande (pronounced in the way of the American West, without any hint of French inflection "luh grand") is a town just east of the Wallowa Valley in northeastern Oregon where native Oregonian Laura Gibson found inspiration while writing the songs that would become her new album of the same name. Gibson describes La Grande as a place that "people usually pass through on their way to somewhere else, but which contains a certain gravity, a curious energy." She's done more than her own fair share of traveling, playing over 200 shows in North America, Europe and Asia since the release of 2009's acclaimed Beasts of Seasons (Hush Records), and La Grande is, in part, an album about journeys and transitions. www.lauragibsonmusic.com https://www.facebook.com/lauragibsonmusic
Typhoon (pdx) http://www.wearetyphoon.com/ also Finn Riggins http://www.finnriggins.com and DARK SWALLOWS http://www.facebook.com/DarkSwallows Doors @ 8pm ~ Show @ 9pm ~ $8 ~ 21+ Typhoon Bio: Kyle Morton sings the first line of Typhoon's Hunger & Thirst, "I've started a new beginning... suspiciously like the old one, only this time, I'm ready", with the bravery and trepidation of someone who is staring down a familiar path, with all its known challenges and potential pitfalls, surrounded by his dearest longtime friends. The seven core members of Typhoon (17 total contributors sing, play upright bass, toy piano, real piano, and a crumpled plastic bag for texture on Hunger & Thirst) have all known each other since high school or before, are aged 21.8 years on average, and either live together or within walking distance of one another. When playing unannounced house parties in their native Portland, Oregon, it is not uncommon for word to rapidly spread like wildfire online and over the phone, resulting in upwards of 400 people flocking to the scene within an hour of any announcement. There is a reason for this, and it's not that anyone is mistaking Typhoon for a feel-good-fun-time-youthful-lots-of-members-and-instruments-party-band. It's that Typhoon is magnetic, stunning, hypnotic, subdued in their visceral grandeur. People who know Typhoon - a dedicated population - have been waiting for this record for five years. The catharsis is palpable for them, and for the band.
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