MIMICKING BIRDS

Psyko Steve Presents

MIMICKING BIRDS

BEARS OF MANITOU, OWL & PENNY

Mon, May 19, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is all ages

MIMICKING BIRDS
MIMICKING BIRDS
Singer/songwriter Nate Lacy spent the years since his teens exploring his inner world and his connection with the universe at large. The result of his efforts was a small collection of songs that, when finally recorded and released as Mimicking Birds in 2010, received such accolades as Pitchfork’s assessment that the debut LP was “extremely gifted with cyclical melodies: thorny fingerpicked spines around which he can snake a range of sounds simply for ambience.”

These days, Lacy is focusing his gaze further outward, exploring what he calls “the infinite and the infinitesimal,” while also keeping lyrical watch on the crossroads where our digital future and our pastoral past bump up against each other.

Few are the artists who are able to bring such thorny and thoughtful issues to bear in their music, but that is just one of the many reasons that Eons, the new album from Mimicking Birds, is so very special.

How this comes out through Lacy is in toothsome lyrics that are filled to bursting with imagery, philosophical questions, and deep personal concerns. That he finds ways to tie these concepts together without losing his way or our fascination with them is a testament to his songwriting prowess.

The rest of the band, Aaron Hanson and Adam Trachsel, works to remain connected to the Birds’ of yore, emphasizing fingerpicked acoustic guitars, the sturdy tones of a stand-up bass, and restrained drums, while pushing into the future as well.

Too, Eons feels as expansive as its title thanks to the help of producer Jeremy Sherrer (The Gossip, 1776). He helped weave some gorgeous electronic textures into the songs – listen for the skittering programmed beat that helps carry “Owl Hoots” forward, or the swells of keyboards that pull closing track “Movin’ On” towards an ‘80s pop sunrise.

It’s quite a lot for one album or one band to carry on its shoulders, but Mimicking Birds and Eons prove capable of bearing the weight of this expansive view of the physical world and the world that we can only reach through an amazing piece of music. Eons has 10 such tracks that will transport, delight, and surprise you, even through multiple listens.

Eons is out May 13th, 2014 on Glacial Pace.
BEARS OF MANITOU
BEARS OF MANITOU
We came together as friends & We play music as friends.

Formed in 2010, Bears Of Manitou has been working hard playing shows and Just released out debut Full Length Album 'Origins'. Bears Of Manitou has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Rocky Votolato, Dustin Kensrue, Sucre (Eisley and Mute Math) and more...


Bears of Manitou is a 4 piece band creating folk music with an array of musical instruments.

Band Interests
Cooking, Traveling, Tap Dancing, and Whiskey.
We are currently in the studio, and the album release date will be announced beginning of 2012.
OWL & PENNY
OWL & PENNY
Layering intricate acoustic fingering, intertwined with oftentimes haunting lyrical imagery and falsetto vocal harmonies that cascade and soar like ghosts through a fog, Ryan Osterman (Owl & Penny) has created a setting of mystery, nostalgia, and feral nature in his music. References of the forest and animal-like spirits along with the almost pulmonary pounding of large drums, marching through gravel, clapping and banging on buckets (and sometimes, even more odds and ends); it becomes difficult to not feel carried into the lands he describes within his music. Currently completing his 3rd release 'Milk & Sugar,' Osterman is perpetually evolving further away from his minimal folk-like origin and into something much more dark and colossal. Yet through the shadows, there is still a profound glimmer of hope shining through the branches with songs like "Acorn" and "Jules" that are solidified by strong instrumentation and devastatingly beautiful orchestral arrangements. Drawing inspiration from artists like Sigur Rós, The Tallest Man On Earth and Gregory & the Hawk, 24 year old Ryan Osterman has been performing since early 2006 and has self-released many demos and samplers prior to and in between the releases of his albums (Stolen Silver and Fever Dreams) on River Jones Music. Although he is young, do not let this dissuade your impression; Owl & Penny will surely leave you immersed inside a world of anthropomorphized nature and dreamlike qualities that will resonate between the walls of your heart and mind over and over.
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/