San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
Monday, December 10th, 2012 at 8:30pm
Dangermaker’s anticipated 2012 debut LP “Black Dream” is a bit dark and mysterious at times, yet also pervasively upbeat, catchy and fun, filled with “lots of energy, cool, dark, angular melodies” (David Bash of IPO). The album represents a true progression for the band musically, the new songs straddle Indie Dance Rock & Classic Alternative, somewhere between 70′s Bowie, The Clash & The Stooges,
and The Black Keys, Spoon & Interpol. Inspired by this wide pool of influence, their recent personal struggle, and the desire to create a blend of musical styles that resonates with audiences, this core of passionate musicians has crafted a provocative debut album which has led to recent showcases at SXSW and CMJ, propelling the band forward into 2012.
The Shape was born in a solitary basement. In a hazy, concrete room littered with hula hoops and cheap beer, within the late child stages of voyeurism, tribalism, and hedonism, they performed. Matthew Ely, Andrew Jackson, and Mark Goodwin continue to gather attention and momentum with their music. The simple trio, guitar, bass, and drums, has not sounded so resonant, vibrant, and unique to the ears in quite some time. Born out of the jazz they play, born of the song craft perfected yet forgotten, and driven by the ambition for people to move, The Shape pushes the edge in sonic design. This is not music that has been played before. The Shape forms the bridge between thoughtful, soulful composition and pure, raw, unadulterated live musicianship. At home in a bright seated theatre or a dark nightclub, their music is a reflection of their strong individual personalities and intellectual perspective. The music is emotional and strong, vibrant yet fragile, hard to identify yet wholly distinct. This is not indie music. It stretches beyond the length of the room. It is a landscape of textures; rich, lush and expansive. It's something like 70's psychedelica, it's something like jazz, it's something like ambient noise, but it is not any of those things.
FayRoy is a historical beach cottage on Indian Rocks Beach, Fl. The band's aesthetic embodies the fondness we share for the humid, moss covered river lagoons of Florida's interior, and the ethereal, moon lit beaches of coast's far far away. Since Sep 2011 the band has been digging its roots deep into the San Francisco Bay area, absorbing its culture, and its vastly varying landscapes. FayRoy is working hard on new music and various other side projects so stay tuned and be sure not to miss our next show!
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