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Electric Six

Electric Six

Northern Faces

Sun, Apr 8, 2018

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

$18 ADV - $20 DOOR

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Electric Six
Electric Six
Mortality. It’s the primary reason we don’t live forever. If not for our mortality, the number of years each of us would have to roam this earth would be as infinite as the sands of time running through the earth itself. When extraterrestrials eventually make first contact with us within the next twenty years, the first glaringly obvious thing they will notice...is that we die. They will come to our planet with sinister intentions and they will immediately have the upper hand because we die...and they don’t. It’s a simple as that. And it’s all because of our mortality.

While aliens (and the government!!!!!) will always be there to kill us, we have for generations used our cold dead hands to clutch onto whatever silver lining we could sew into the dark cloud of our everlasting mortality. Specifically, we tell ourselves that we can live forever, not in corporeal form, but through our creations of art...and our expressions of love.

Thusly, art and love are more important than ever, because they are now the conduits that preserve our life forces. If you don’t create art and you don’t love nobody...well then, you will be forgotten, rather quickly. No one wants to be forgotten rather quickly. No one more so...than Electric Six.

Electric Six understands all this stuff as it prepares to unveil its eleventh studio album Bitch, Don’t Let Me Die!, which will be released on October 2 on Metropolis Records. The album is steeped in themes of mortality, death, discorporation and discoloration...all while it tries to convince you it is actually a work of art, a labour of love.

From the pounding, driving opener, “Drone Strikes”, through the 1970s guitar anthem “Two Dollar Two”, Bitch, Don’t Let Me Die! reveals that Electric Six knows that it is going to die, but will not go out quietly. From there, the album moves through the pop goodness of “Kids Are Evil” and “A Variation of Elaine”, the prog-rock showmanship of “Slow Motion Man”, and even a tribute to Elvis Presley in his more rotund years with “Dime Dime Penny Dime”.

“Big Red Arthur” is the anchor track of the album, as it emits a rock-opera bombast that is reminiscent of Radiohead sodomizing David Bowie in the center of his mind. It, like most of the songs on this record, is about death...but it’s kind of funny because it’s only about the death of a fake, out-of-shape drunk Santa Claus who is too fucking stupid to make it down the chimney correctly. In this case, we just end up laughing at death. And that’s uplifting.

To summarize, mortality is everywhere, and this fall, thanks to their new record Bitch, Don’t Let Me Die!, Electric Six will be everywhere too. Everybody gonna die someday,
but with Electric Six’s new album, you no longer have to worry about any of it. Bitch, Don’t Let Me Die is Electric Six’s brand new record for 2015 and it is available on Metropolis Records on Oct. 2. You can come see Electric Six play in your town on the I Wanna Lick The Screen tour, starting in their home state of Michigan on Sept. 25.

Electric Six is:
Dick Valentine - Vocals
Da Ve - Guita
Northern Faces
"It feels great to sign to Equal Vision Records," explains Northern Faces' Bryan Shortell. "We've been working hard for a very long time, and there's a huge feeling of validation when you sign to a label as awesome as EVR. Knowing that there is a team of people that believe in our music enough to invest their blood, sweat and tears into forwarding our career is humbling and something we'll never take for granted."

He continues, "After we finished tracking the songs for our EP, we sent over some rough mixes, and turns out, everybody was really excited about them. One thing led to another, and after a few meetings with everyone, it was obvious that EVR was the perfect home for Northern Faces. Not only is the whole team incredible, but they've released countless records we grew up listening to and have signed some of our favorite bands (Portugal. The Man, The Snake The Cross The Crown, etc.)"

The band features Shortell and Marco Testa on vocals and guitars, Matt Ippolito on bass, and Mike Ryan on drums. The band solidified their lineup in early 2012 after heading to an isolated cabin in Vermont to begin writing their debut effort. Free of technology and other daily distractions there, the band wrote the six songs that now comprises their impressive new album, Southern Places. The EP will be out digitally on Equal Vision Records on March 5 and available on CD at shows and through MerchNOW.com.

"The only thing we want people to take away from our music is a feeling. It doesn't matter what it is. The best music makes you actually feel something. It can be any shade of color on the emotional spectrum, but that's what makes a good song," elaborates Shortell. "If someone can listen to our record or see us live and be affected by it in some way, then in my book, we're doing something right."

Northern Faces' debut show was an opening slot for The Kooks and Royal Teeth in early 2012. To date, Northern Faces has shared stages with the likes of Electric Guest, Civil Twilight, Futurebirds, and Heartless Bastards.

"Our live shows are our pride and joy," the band reveals. "We take a lot of pride in trying to put on a show that leaves a lasting impression on the audience. We'll be incorporating some new instruments into our live show that we've never used before, and we're working on some really cool alternate versions of songs to play live. It's our natural habitat. The stage really is our home."
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