A. Savage, lead singer of Parquet Courts, recently released an excellent solo album, Thawing Dawn, and will perform at Empty Bottle in November to promote it.
What We Say
A. SAVAGE is laying it all out on the stage for us this evening. Best known as the frontman for PARQUET COURTS, a duty split with fellow Texan Austin Brown. Their last record, Human Performance, delved into the emotional wreckage of a broken heart, to critical acclaim. But with his debut solo record, Thawing Dawn, it’s clear that SAVAGE has matured. While assembling the record, he fell in love. Now, for the first time, we hear songs about being on the inside of love. Rather than lamenting the end of a relationship, we hear a voice trying, in the moment, to make sense of love’s mysteries. “Part of this maturity,” he says, “is reflecting on something when it’s happening, not just when it’s gone.”
British indie multi-instrumentalist JACK COOPER of EB faves ULTIMATE PAINTING joins the bill. Meeting back in the summer of 2014 off a PQ/UP tour, COOPER and SAVAGE have toyed with the idea of going on a tour together with only their solo material. With both artists scheduled to release a solo record within the month, there couldn't have been a better time for these two to make their way to our stage.
Convoluted, jangled and from the heart, ETHERS joins the bill to warm up the fervor. This new flavor of downbeat garage rock was birthed from members of local hitter bands HEAVY TIMES, OUTER MINDS, RADAR EYES and SKIP CHURCH. Come early for the debut of something hopeful, something Chicagoan, something…