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Geographer

Noise Pop Festival 2018

Geographer

Andrew St. James, Emily Afton, Outer Embassy

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20 ADV - $22 DOOR

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This event is 21 and over

Geographer
Geographer
In the summer of 2005, after a series of deaths in the family, Michael Deni left his hometown in New Jersey for San Francisco. He spent the next several months with his guitar and a synthesizer, turning that tragedy into the songs that would soon become the foundation for Geographer. With the additions of cellist Nathan Blaz and drummer Brian Ostreicher, Geographer spent the next year cutting their teeth in the Bay Area, winning over crowds with the heart-pounding epics that make up their debut record, 'Innocent Ghosts.' After being selected one of three 'Undiscovered Bands You Need To Hear Now' by SPIN Magazine and garnering considerable word-of-mouth praise from their energetic live shows, the band signed to San Francisco-based label Tricycle Records, releasing a 7" single for the song 'Kites' in October 2009. 'Animal Shapes' follows up 'Kites,' building on the synth-driven aesthetic of the single, while _irting with darker, more esoteric underpinnings. The record merges Geographer's aptitude for crafting beautiful, haunting melodies with textural sounds and polyrhythmic energy, marking an evolution of their distinct style. With the overwhelming response to the release of 'Kites' and 'Animal Shapes,' punctuated by a dynamic and engaging live set, the band has already begun to make an indelible mark on the ears of music fans worldwide.
Andrew St. James
San Francisco native, Andrew St. James' outlook may seem contrary to his generations unwavering optimism and the idea that the best is yet to come...that what we have done before is only setting the stage. His music is complex and introspective and sometimes dark. Like the over 50 million young people of his generation, he grew up with images of the Twin Towers falling; Occupy Wall Street; wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and inner-city violence being replayed daily on the nightly news...and it shows in his writing. As a voyeur of modern life's travails, his lyrics echo with complex questions and commentary.
As part of that super generation aged 18-29 called Millennials, St. James exhibits all of the narcissism of his age, bringing the perspectives of his generation to an old genre of rock music with a new connectivity we have not seen before.
Lauded by American Songwriter "a wisdom that extends beyond his years," St. James teamed up with veteran Bay Area producer Jim Greer (Foster the People) in 2013, to produce a work of deep themes and magical lyrics, that would be come his debut album, Doldrums (Fortune/Island Jar).
In October 2014, St. James released his second full-length, The Shakes (Fortune/Island Jar) to critical acclaim from the likes of Entertainment Weekly, Paste and more.
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