Snake Rattle Rattle Snake

Illegal Pete's and Radio 1190 Presents

Snake Rattle Rattle Snake

Prism Waves, Pale Sun

Fri, February 15, 2013

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

$10.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Snake Rattle Rattle Snake
Snake Rattle Rattle Snake
Denver’s Snake Rattle Rattle Snake create music steeped in the darkness, perpetually dodging the sunny sheen of pop tendencies in favor of the shadows. Singer Hayley Helmericks, guitarist Doug Spencer, guitarist/keyboardist Wilson Helmericks, bassist Adam Shaffner and drummer Andrew Warner walk suredly down that partly cloudy street and the result is the band’s first full length album Sineater.

The record, the first release by Denver startup label The Greater Than Collective, is a black tapestry of pulsing, macabre rock n’ roll that feels as if it is being slowly slashed apart by bright head-nodding hooks---deconstructing the sinister underbelly only to sew it back together.

At its opening, guitars weave together playfully on “Hastily” and as the song progresses an ominous mood is brought on and carried through to such key tracks as “NOPD” and “Break the Same” with the help of growling bass and pounding drums. Helmericks’ skilled vocals are the powerful constant, providing a seamlessness as the album moves from the dance-floor-jungle “Kafka and the Milk” to the cooing, frightening calm of “Warning”.

Sineater was written, recorded and produced by Snake Rattle Rattle Snake themselves and its release is an important benchmark for a band that has already recieved several accolades. 303 Magazine and The Denver Post both named them “Band of the Year” in 2010 and weekly Westword dubbed them “Best Indie Rock” band in 2011.

In addition to recording a Daytrotter Session, playing the historic Red Rocks Ampitheatre and headlining many local venues, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake has shared the stage with notable national acts as The Dead Weather, The Rapture, Devotchka, Pink Mountaintops, Wovenhand, and The Fresh and Onlys.
Prism Waves
Prism Waves
PRISMWAVES emerged from Denver Colorado to it's first appearance in Iceland Airwaves in the autumn of 2012. Since then, Zale Hassler Jordan Wyatt, James Barone (Tennis, Tjutjujna) have recorded two EP's, "Courage" and "White Fog" and are riding the waves, voted Westword Readers choice "Best New Band" of 2013 and are getting ready for some dates on the coasts this fall to support the releases."Prism Waves followed up with something entirely different: a set of dreamy, slightly psychedelic electronic tunes that drew inspiration from the object of it's namesake. Layer upon layer of emotion -- from tranquility to an underlying, sweeping sort of sadness -- collided and blended to create something that was both seductive and ambient." -Westword
Pale Sun
Pale Sun
Pale Sun was formed by the steady gravitational force between Jeff Suthers and Kit Peltzel. With Jeff in Volplane and Kit in Space Team Electra, the two existed as close families, playing gigs and spending many epic and inspired years together. Time passed, those bands broke up and each continued on with other projects of varying success. Jeff with Bright Channel, Orbiteer and Pteranodon and Kit with Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, Mr. Pacman and The Denver Gentlemen. It wasn't until Jeff formed Moonspeed that the two actually played together. This short lived space rock orchestra succumbed to the pressure of organizing the eleven busy musicians. When Kit left SRRS, the two decided to join forces and Pale Sun was born. They quickly sought out the incredible talents of Brian Marcus of Tjutjuna on guitar and Eddie Corcoran to hold down the bass notes. After all those years of playing with serious intentions, Pale Sun has taken the approach of writing and performing music for the pure love of it, always bringing the heart of the music to the front while letting the rest fall into place. As might be expected, the sounds shimmer in the light of Shoegaze with hints of surf in the guitar tones while the bass and drums drive the cadence to the celestial shore.
Venue Information:
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
http://www.hi-dive.com/