On Friday night at EMPAC, Goodman Studio 1 and all those inside it took a trip into space. The full wall behind Hieroglyphic Being was being projected with high definition video of the sun’s solar flares in stunning detail. While feeling small and insignificant in the presence of a star doing it’s thing, Hieroglyphic Being took us further into the orbit of his music.
Aimee Mann was recently on a podcast I love called Song Exploder, which is “a podcast musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made”. This ends up giving you a much deeper look into the song, and those responsible for it’s creation. This episode was recorded live on a cruise organized by tonight’s opener, Jonathan Coulton.
Sylvan Esso is coming to Albany with Lucy Dacus on May 24. The show will be at Jupiter Hall, which is inside of Crossgates Mall. Tickets are currently on sale and are $24. Most other shows on this tour are already sold out, so if you’re thinking about going, get your ticket sooner rather than later!
Hand Habits\’s new album Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void) was released earlier this month on Woodsist Records. Noisey has done a great interview with Meg, and Pitchfork had some great things to say about the album.
Give a few of the tracks a listen above, and seek out the whole album from your distribution channel of choice.
Photo: Shannon Straney