Psychic Ills

Twist & Shout and Radio 1190 Present

Psychic Ills

Blues Control, FÖLLAKZOID

Thu, March 7, 2013

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

$10.00

Off Sale

This event is 18 and over

Psychic Ills
Psychic Ills
When it comes to following the beat of their own drum, New York’s Psychic Ills have exemplified the phrase since their beginnings in 2003.
Initially spawned from electronic-centered home recording experiments, they progressed into all-night full-band exploration in a neighborhood where noise wasn’t a problem. They soon after evolved into a live band seemingly at home within the extended jam, exploring a variety of musical terrain. The early years saw several releases for Social Registry, tons of time on the road, and collaborations with artists as diverse as Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers) and Sonic Boom (Spacemen Three/ Spectrum). In 2011, their first effort for Sacred Bones, Hazed Dream traded in the synthe-sizer space-outs and raga rumbles, and delivered a record of sunburned psych pop, awash in warm tones and blues damaged songwriting.

In 2012 they did two full Us tours including a stop at Austin Psych Fest, and had their first trip to China. In August of 2012 they released the song “Take Me With You” as a split 7" with Moon Duo. They recorded
One Track Mind, their fourth full length, this fall. The album features col-laborations with and some production by Neil Michael Hagerty of Royal Trux/The Howling Hex and features artwork by former 13th Floor Eleva- tors songwriter and artist Powell St. John. There will also be a limited value-add covers 7" available on initial orders, containing the Ills’ takes on The Godz’ “Radar Eyes” and private press psych pop obscurity Cosmic Michaels’ “Cosmic Michael Theme” One Track Mind is perhaps the most
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straight-forward rock record the Ills have ever made. They will be touringin support of it heavily in both Europe and the Us. The drum keeps beat-ing and they keep following it…
Blues Control
Blues Control
Lea Cho, keyboards; Russ Waterhouse, guitar, electronics

Blues Control doesn't sound like any other band in history. A unique combination of keyboards, guitar and tape manipulation, the duo casts their palette wide. Invoking such different genres (sometimes simultaneously) as new age, krautrock and noise, Blues Control has found audiences on tours across the US, Canada, Europe and beyond. After releasing records on labels like Sub Pop, Holy Mountain and Woodsist, their most recent album Local Flavor was released by perennial Philadelphia favorite Siltbreeze Records. Now based in the Lehigh Valley, Blues Control have performed at the SXSW Music Festival, Museu do Chiado in Lisbon, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia.

"There is blues in the band, but none of a specifically formal sort – at its highest volume and most violent, this is the ghost of whatever was kicking around in everyone's heads in the late 60s when metal wasn't codified as such and there was no such thing as a fuzz pedal too overdriven." – Ned Raggett, All Music Guide
FÖLLAKZOID
FÃLLAKZOID
BYM RECORDS (CL) SACRED BONES RECORDS (NY) http://follakzoid.bandcamp.com/ http://soundcloud.com/follakzoid
Venue Information:
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
http://www.hi-dive.com/