Pictureplane

Pictureplane

The Buttress, Swimsuit Issue

Mon, August 14, 2017

9:00 pm

Baby's All Right

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Pictureplane
Pictureplane
Travis Egedy, a.k.a. Pictureplane, made his name chasing unpopular realities and alternate truths across various media. His gallery works, shown on both sides of the pond, collide familiar with fringe. His Alien Body clothing line offers a stylized study of symbology, the occult, and societal decay. And his music - blissed yet shadowy, swirling up vintage strains of house, hip-hop, and noise - treats electronics not as uncannily artificial, but as extensions of our more magical selves. One could, if one was open to such things, visualize the Brooklyn-based artist's albums and their wild live performances as pathways to a rarer form of realness. Because while the Good Show tells us to "Trust No One," exceptions are granted to men with X-Files tattoos.

Egedy came into his own while in Denver, Colorado. He had been pursuing a BFA in painting at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, but his day-to-day existence had become the medium. He lived in the legendary Rhinoceropolis warehouse, and helped convert that junkyard-adjacent DIY venue into the hub for the city's expanding art-punk underground. In that space, his music evolved fast, and Pictureplane was born into a dank stew of harsh sounds, sub-standard living, outsider art, scavenged furnishings, weird smells, and magnificent openness. By the time his remix of HEALTH's "Lost Time" hit the blogosphere, Egedy had grown into a sound: raw, moody dance-pop addled by rap rhythms and augmented by airy vocals. In 2009, he dropped his official debut, Dark Rift, on Lovepump United, along with a song whose title spoke volumes: "Goth Star." By the year's end, in a stroke of tongue-in-cheek genius, he coined the term "witch house" to describe the upwelling of dark EDM owing nearly equally to legacies of Psychic TV and C+C Music Factory.

In 2011, Pictureplane's Thee Physical arrived, marking a major leap forward both sonically - Egedy's voice dripping sex at the forefront of an emotive technoscape - and thematically: tracks like "Trancegender" and "Breath Work" explore sensuality and the human body with gender-dissolving aplomb. Egedy moved to Brooklyn in 2012 in order to stoke alt-rave culture from a more powerful vantage. He has since toured with Crystal Castles and Major Lazer, headlined independent fests in Europe, remixed the likes of Lil B, been remixed by Grimes, made beats for Antwon and Sole, and churned out a stream of self-releases (I.E. Thee Negative Slave Mixtape). In 2015, Pictureplane teams with Anticon to release his long-awaited next LP.
Swimsuit Issue
Swimsuit Issue
Los Angeles based, New York born and bred duo Swimsuit Issue posses the rare gift of creating a sound that both punches you in the gut and tears at your emotions with their infectious alternative rock/pop singles. Featuring Miles Garber (who you may recognize as a prominent male model) and Dave Gagliardi (who also doubles as the guitarist for Trash Talk), the band formed in 2014 after meeting outside of an art show on the Bowery. Their debut single, “Look Now” is equal parts intimate and edgy, with the young duo radiating a full spectrum of emotions—pain, sadness, confusion—all impeccably delivered through Garber's effortless somber croon.

In contrast to the fast pace of the digital age, Swimsuit Issue took their time; over 2 years since they formed to hone in and perfect their sound. Reminiscent of the glory days of when 120 Minutes used to invade our TVs, the band found a fan in Cat Power (a.k.a. Chan Marshall) through just an unreleased demo that was sent to her via a friend. “It was the most ridiculous thing ever,” recalls Garber, “We had done a demo. It was my first time in a studio, and I had sent it to friends I trusted. Three days later, they were like, ‘Hey, so we sent it to our friend Chan, she really likes it, and she wants you to open for her tomorrow.’ I was like, ‘Cool, who’s Chan?’".

Swimsuit Issue's melancholy themes are often skillfully veiled in pop metaphors. Already championed early on by tastemakers such as W, Milk Media, NOISEY and V Magazine, the band have created a sound that is captivating and relatable with the music that accompanies them.

With the release of “Look Now,” there’s no doubt that Swimsuit Issue is a name you are going to be hearing a lot in 2018. Stay tuned for more music and live dates coming soon.
Venue Information:
Baby's All Right
146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://babysallright.com/