PopGun Presents Algiers

PopGun Presents Algiers

Moon Diagrams, Eaters

Sat, July 22, 2017

8:00 pm

Baby's All Right

Brooklyn, NY


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Algiers - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
The debut LP by Algiers is haunted by promises of the past: the rapturous call and response of millenarian gospel, the bellowing urgency of 60s protest soul, the scene-searching intensity of DC hardcore and the smeared viscosity of post-punk and no wave. After all, as Marx once said: “The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living.” But rather than revel in a state of nostalgia, the band wields these burdened visions to charge headlong into the future.

Over the album’s eleven tracks, these three émigrés of the American Deep South lay waste to appropriators, oppressors, revivalists and the cultural shock troops of capitalism. Vocalist Franklin James Fisher’s every shriek and incantation will take you from the sweaty fervor of Dennis Edwards-era Temptations through the righteous rebellion of Nina Simone to the solitary midnight howls of PJ Harvey. Shards of Lee Tesche’s guitar, along with Ryan Mahan’s bass pulses and synthesizer slashes, pierce through the processional, transforming neo-modernist hymns with explosions of foreboding and dread that evoke the vanguard of pop experimentation from Suicide to Roland S. Howard.

In an era when political subjectivity and human connectivity have been smashed to pieces by the demands of finance capital, Algiers has taken its stance: to maintain fidelity to these subversive spirits and trudge toward the light. While they may never arrive at their destination – consigned to a life of wandering – they conjure the dead sound to life in frightening new directions.
Moon Diagrams - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Moon Diagrams
Moses from Deerhunter.
Eaters - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Eaters, the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist/composer Bob Jones and recording engineer and sound designer Jonathan Schenke, is an adventure in juxtaposition. On the duo's self-titled debut sprawling synth swells are punctuated by driving motorik grooves and screaming leads, relentless rhythmic sequences melt into viola drones and otherworldly textures, while fractured pop is enveloped by washes of white noise and spat back out again. Lyrics about love and life are processed to the edges of humanity.

Eaters (now joined by glass sculptor/installation artist Christopher Duffy) have shared the stage with acts ranging from Dan Deacon and !!! to Parquet Courts and Protomartyr, and performed at MoogFest 2014. Their self-titled debut is out now on Driftless Recordings / Dull Tools.

"It's as though Eaters found a hidden path in the mainframe of machine music that leads to an emotional core thought impossible in the metal cogs and live wires." - Impose

"The textures on Eaters are beautiful: Grim and subdued but so rich you could raise tomatoes in them." - Pitchfork
Venue Information:
Baby's All Right
146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY, 11211