STEREOLAB at the Crofoot Ballroom

doors at 8PM
tickets: $18 (buy tickets)


Duophonic / 4 AD recording artists STEREOLAB are coming to the Crofoot Ballroom! Combining an inclination for melodic '60s pop with an art rock aesthetic borrowed from Krautrock bands like Faust and Neu!, Stereolab are one of the most influential alternative bands of the present day. Led by Tim Gane and Laetitia Sadier, Stereolab's innovations legitimized forms of music that were on the fringe of rock, or brought attention to strands of pop music -- bossa nova, lounge-pop, movie soundtracks -- that were traditionally banished from the rock lineage. The group's trademark sound -- a droning, hypnotic rhythm track overlaid with melodic, mesmerizing singsong vocals, often sung in French and often promoting revolutionary, Marxist politics -- is deceptively simple, providing the basis for a wide array of stylistic experiments over the course of their prolific career. Throughout it all, Stereolab relies heavily on forgotten methods of recording, whether it's analog synthesizers and electronics or a fondness for hi-fi test records, without ever sinking to the level of kitsch. New album CHEMICAL CHORDS out later this summer. With LE LOUP: Vocalist/banjoist Sam Simkoff leads the indie rock collective Le Loup, whose members combine varied instruments and full-band harmonies to create an orchestrated, experimental sound. Laetitia Sadier's MONADE opens. TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY, MAY 12th at 10AM.


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