Friday, March 1st 2013
Do415, 1015 Folsom, and Noise Pop present
SCENE UNSEEN II
Washed Out(DJ Set)
Toro y Moi(DJ Set)
Sweatson Klank :: Yalls :: Push the Feeling
DJ Dials :: VNDMG
MPHD :: DJ Balance
Motown on Mondays
Green B + DJ Daneekah
$20 at the door without RSVP
"Our favorite discoveries from your favorite scenes"
Do415, 1015 Folsom, and Noise Pop are teaming up to showcase the best and brightest scenes embraced by the Bay Area. From hip hop to house; from indie to pop, this free event will open your eyes to eveyrthing you've been meaning to check out in the Bay Area.
9pm-3am / FREE with RSVP / 21+
**no backpacks or large bags**
Washed Out - Eyes Be Closed
Washed Out - Amor Fati
Toro Y Moi "Still Sound"
Young Magic "Sparkly"
Toro Y Moi "New Beat"
Toro Y Moi "Talamak"
Washed Out on Facebook
Washed Out is Ernest Greene, a young guy from Georgia (via South Carolina) who makes bedroom synthpop that sounds blurred and woozily evocative, like someone smeared Vaseline all over an early OMD demo tape, then stayed up all night trying to recreate what they heard.
Toro y Moi on Facebook
TORO Y MOI
Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, 24-year-old Chaz Bundick (aka Toro Y Moi) has been toying with various musical projects since early adolescence. Having spent his formative years playing in punk and indie rock acts, the protean Toro Y Moi project has been his vessel for further musical exploration since 2001. In his latter years studying graphic design at the University of South Carolina, Chaz became increasingly focused on his solo work, incorporating electronics and allowing a wider range of influences—French house, Brian Wilson’s pop, 80s R&B, and Stones Throw hip-hop—to show up in his music. By the time he graduated in spring 2009, Chaz had refined his sound to something all his own, and music journals across the board touted his hazy recordings as the sound of the summer.
Chaz started off 2010, which would prove to be Toro’s flagship year, by releasing his debut, Causers of This, in February. He toured extensively in support of the album, adding two more members—a bassist and drummer—to his live show, and steadily accrued more supporters and acclaim. Summer saw the release of the “Leave Everywhere” 7”, and in fall he issued a 12” single under his house music moniker, Les Sins. Always a prolific creator, Chaz used the sparse downtime between tours to prepare and record his sophomore album.
Having spent the year listening to film composers like Françoise de Roubaix and Ennio Morricone, Chaz returned to his parents’ home in Columbia, the birthplace of many Toro tracks of yore, to bring his new ideas to fruition. The result of these sessions is Underneath the Pine, a deeply personal album that sees him putting down the samples and electronics and relying completely on live instrumentation.
Out on February 22, Underneath the Pine is a record evocative of R. Stevie Moore’s homespun ruminations, David Axelrod’s sonic scope, the spacey disco of Mandre, and the pervasive funk of his first record. It’s a new phase for an artist whose diverse curiosities make his music difficult to classify.
Young Magic on Facebook
Young Magic on Soundcloud
Young Magic is a collective based in Brooklyn, New York
"Lush and Immersive...summons an elusive mood of longing within the sonic wonderment."
"Blending world beats and shimmering sonic glitter."
"Mesmerizing and dreamlike, Melt is an extraordinary release, seeking endless complexity and intrigue."
"A cracking debut of invention and intrigue by this New York based trio. The best way to experience Melt is to sink into it shorn of expectations. Here, the listener can really let the bubbling melodies, chanted mantras and delicious textures take hold. Once bitten, it’s unlikely Melt will let go of one’s attentions soon. An exquisite new breed to behold."
"Melt is the alternate universe you’ve been searching for. A stunning debut."
"Some records are defined by the time and place of their creation, but Young Magic's piecemeal approach has the opposite effect. It doesn't sound like it came from a certain somewhere, but rather, everywhere. At once pulverizing and pristine, it's an HD stunner."
"An enormous wall of sound anchored by textures both organic and electronic, It has the power to induce a trance. Young Magic hypnotize."
"Woozy, smacked-out sounds that mix elements of shoegaze, African rhythms, psych rock and left-field hip hop. In the shimmering celestial beats and clanking, Far Eastern polyrhythmic dreamscapes, they forge a magicalworld of trippy vocal electronica."
"A soundclash between Burial, Cocteau Twins and Animal Collective"
"From the album’s very first strains, you know something mysterious, maybe even mystical, is afoot. Melt stretches swaths of symphonic vocals and swooping sonic mayhem over oceanic drumbeats, tracking ever forward into electronic sensory overload. How lucky that in the process they strike a rich vein of pop gold."
"Complicated and beautiful, this is one of the most intricate and interesting debuts in recent years."