Dive @ Strange Matter in Richmond, VA
Watch for their debut album, Oshin, to arrive on June 26 via Captured Tracks. The first single, “How Long Have You Known?” can be streamed here. It’s a dreamy affair based in shoegaze with a teutonic rhythm section.
The above photo was taken while the band played a noised-out cover of “Bambi Slaughter”, a home demo made by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and available for download on the band’s Soundcloud page.
This is sure to be one of the biggest concerts you’ll catch at Strange Matter this year. Two up-and-coming artists from the dream-pop/shoegaze scenes playing on the same stage on one night (separately, not together).
Come see Brooklyn four-piece, Dive, play tracks from their soon-to-be released album, Oshin, as well as their various 7” releases. Yesterday, the cavernous track “How Long Have You Known?" was given the title of Best New Music by Pitchfork and was the subject of a Rising feature in which the band discussed their odd songwriting methods, astrology, the Nirvana song they share a name with, and a certain ubiquitous jingle.
Afterwards, stick around to see former garage-rocker turned synth-popper Frankie Rose. It should be interesting to see how she balances her career output going from her fuzzed-out, 60’s girl group influenced work of Frankie Rose and The Outs to her new solo material, like “Night Swim" which owes more to the works of New Order and early Cure singles.
Who: Frankie Rose/Dive/White Laces/Nelly Kate
Where: Strange Matter 929 W. Grace St, Richmond, VA
When: Doors 8 PM Music starts at 9
How Much: $10
Up-and-coming Brooklyn fuzz-rockers The Men are set to release their new album, Open Your Heart, via Sacred Bones Records on March 6th. Two days later, they’ll play an early show at Strange Matter in Richmond. Here’s a taste of what you might hear; it’s the title track from the new album, courtesy of NPR.
Listening to this cut, it’s hard not to hear the influence of the 1-2-uppercut of Hot Snakes’ Automatic Midnight with its hard-hitting mix of punk rock and surf guitar riffs. Between this and the new Cloud Nothings album, is it too soon to call 2012 “The Year of the Guitar”?
THURSDAY, MARCH 8 (EARLY SHOW)
THE MEN, LOST TRIBE, & HOAX HUNTERS
DOORS 6 PM/MUSIC 7PM