Teengirl Fantasy is Logan and Nick, two friends at Oberlin College in Ohio. It’s tough to classify Teengirl Fantasy’s music within one genre—both Harmonia and Cece … (more) Peniston serve as equal reference points. Teengirl Fantasy’s love of drone, 4/4, and warm gating synths force new classifications of electronic music. Cosmic Disco-Noise, diving videos in reverse, Booty-Pop, and dancing in slow motion could all describe the band’s sound but don’t really make any sense. And how do they have a fansite on Angelfire created by a real teen girl? Since forming less than a year ago, Teengirl Fantasy have toured the US coasts opening for acts such as Lucky Dragons, Pictureplane, Dan Deacon, THE GZA, and Blues Control in addition to premiering a video installation/performance with Jacob Ciocci of Paper Rad. After touring from Tijuana, MX to Olympia, WA with bliss-noise artist Kixly this past summer, Teengirl Fantasy performed at Wham City’s Whartscape Festival 2008 in Baltimore. Teengirl Fantasy likes to keep it real for everyone: they support DIY venues with all ages shows, and their live set is constantly evolving without the use of laptops or backing tracks. Fantasize about kissing and holding Teengirl Fantasy.
GAY AGAINST YOU:
With ‘Righteous Signals, Sour Dudes’, Joe and Lachlann have written a new album which leaps and bounds over their debut ‘Musclemilk’, released in 2007 by Adaadat. The dual title is symbolic of the struggle for creative compromise and two pals who are still learning how to work together – they couldn’t agree, so they named it twice – it works out. Similarly, the music clashes too, it strikes bargains and agrees to disagree. The album finds progressive rock trying to sit alongside synth-pop and afrobeat, whilst disco bumps into hardcore, before transcending tropically. There’s a lot going on but somehow it makes sense.
Album opener “Cruisin” is a reckless, careering 8-bit punk sideswipe, with hollered words and an ardent keyboard line. “Geomancer” is a bubbling brew of stammering beats and coupled vocals. “Stranded In Jurassic Park” tells the tale of buddies chased by dinosaurs into the path of five desert dwelling aggressors over a pulsating call and response track, which shape shifts with every line. The band try their hand at epic balladry with “Glorious Dawn”, whilst “Magic Eye” is a breakneck pop song lost amidst the pogo and guitar wrangle. ‘Righteous Signals, Sour Dudes’ is an album about unsatisfactory magic, testing friendships and Niels Bohr. It is also a record about forgetting boundaries and forgiving fun.
During the making of this album, Gay Against You played many hundred shows across Europe. They’ve toured constantly playing some less than likely spaces including caves, cellars, boats, roofs and even on the banks of a fjord. They’ve had their passports stolen, gone through 20 odd costumes, two guitars, two keyboards and two laptops, broken their teeth and fallen from tall speakers onto unsuspecting pianos. They want to thank everyone who’s helped them along the way, and they more than do that with this record.
DJ MARK BROWN
Mark Brown describes himself simply as “a video artist, DJ, trance jammer, and Wham City promotions/booking dork”. As a member of Baltimore’s renowned Wham City art collective, Mark frequently collaborates with many other artists and musicians, including the group’s most famous member, Dan Deacon. Brown utilizes highly processed video feedback and other primitive techniques, resulting in pieces that are simultaneously abstract and mind melting.
Mer informasjon: http://www.myspace.com/irairaline
DJs: IDIOM (Danioh/Tenol/Dandyandy)
+ SPECIAL GUEST: DJ MARK BROWN (US/Wham City Crew)
Billetter: 100,- (billetter i døra) (60,- etter konsert)