GIRAFFAGE & MISTER LIES with BEAT CONNECTION DJS
Wednesday, June 26 2013
Wednesday June 26th at Barboza
Classic Ills and Decibel are proud to present…
Alpha Pup Records, San Francisco
with Sudden Vacation residents
BEAT CONNECTION DJS
!!! This is the official Kick-Off Party for the Sudden Vacation Monthly at Barboza !!!
Doors at 9pm / 21+
$12 adv. tickets available at http://bit.ly/ZTmyTJ
925 E. Pike St, Seattle
With a robust early following and organic online buzz, Giraffage offers a fresh, sample-rich sound of dreamy pop beats, sensual synths and lush experimental electronica. The creation of 23 year-old Charlie Yin of San Francisco, Giraffage is an exciting new producer with an intuitive grasp of modern music manipulation, delivering beats that are dripping with vibes and accessible to all.
Starting his musical journey in high school as a drummer for an eclectic array of bands from metal to indie rock, Yin turned to guitar and then soon moved to electronic music production on illegally downloaded software. Inspired by such pioneers as Daft Punk and Boards of Canada, Giraffage is a true bedroom producer that started playing out only after gaining solid traction for his music online. Sending out his first album for free to various music blogs and online publications, Giraffage quickly found an ardent fan following for his hazy and seductive style.
Early supporters of Giraffage’s screwed-down soundscapes, sample-based pop music and future R&B include such publications as Pitchfork, XLR8R, The Fader and Gorilla vs. Bear. After an extensive tour with the artist xxyyxx through Europe last year, Giraffage has big plans for 2013, with numerous upcoming performance dates including a Brooklyn Vegan showcase at SXSW and at Los Angeles’ world-renowned Low End Theory club night. Considered one to watch by industry insiders and the online underground, Giraffage’s newest release “Needs” is out for free February 26 on Alpha Pup Records.
ABOUT MISTER LIES
Mister Lies is the operational alias for producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nick Zanca. It was also the product of dorm-room insomnia, developing an odd family of friends in a city of strangers, and homesickness for places where one only feels homesick. Born in 1992 and raised by wolves in the suburban jungles of Connecticut, he learned to hunt his prey by means of basement shows and prolonged caffeine binges. Shortly after Zanca relocated to Chicago to attend school, he formed an pack with several other lone wolves aiming to create something greater. In the harshest parts of February winter in the Windy City; equipped with a laptop, several controllers and whatever instruments were lying around his congested dorm-room; he released his first EP anonymously before eventually revealing his identity making rounds across the blog circuit. The trip-hop inspired Hidden Neighbors has been compared to the dark nostalgia found in acts like Boards of Canada, Burial, and Massive Attack. Zanca now budgets time between his habitat in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago and his hideaway at a cabin on a Vermont lake, preparing new material for his first full-length to be released on Lefse Records in early 2013.