Win Tickets ($48): Julia Holter + Nedelle Torrisi (formerly of Cryptacize) @ Holocene | Experimental Music, Electronic, Ambient, Indie Rock

We are giving away two pairs of tickets to Julia Holter + Nedelle Torrisi (formerly of Cryptacize) @ Holocene on September 14. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, September 13.

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Julia Holter + Nedelle Torrisi (formerly of Cryptacize) @ HoloceneJulia Holter + Nedelle Torrisi (formerly of Cryptacize)
September 14, 2013
7:30 p.m. | $10 ADV / $12 Doors | 21+
More info: | Tickets:

1001 SE Morrison St Portland, OR 97214
(503) 239-7639

Loud City Song is the new studio recording by Los Angeles based artist Julia Holter, set for release by Domino on August 20th 2013 (August 19th in the rest of the world). The album is Holter’s third full length release in as many years — following 2011’s groundbreaking debut Tragedy and last year’s follow-up, the critically lauded Ekstasis.

Her first studio album proper, Loud City Song is both a continuation and a furthering of the fiercely singular and focused vision displayed by its predecessors, taking as it does Holter’s rare gift for merging high concept, compositional prowess and experimentation with pop sensibility and applying it to a set of even more daringly beautiful arrangements and emotionally resonant songs.

Holter’s artistic process is a ceaseless outpouring. She often conceives, writes and records material intended for numerous records at once — recalling and remoulding various strands of ideas and inspiration as the remarkably vivid worlds and the detailed narratives her records conjure come into focus over time.

The songs that make up Loud City Song were coaxed out and finessed as demos in Holter’s bedroom studio and then coalesced into one thrillingly cohesive experience by Holter and co-producer Cole Marsden Grief-Neill and an ensemble of Los Angeles musicians. The result is an album of enormous ambition — taking its cues from the likes of Joni Mitchell and the poetry of Frank O’Hara but forging those inspirations into something resolutely unique

Whilst Holter’s recordings have always been defined by the scope of their musicality — Tragedy saw her malleable, hugely touching voice accompanied by synths, drum machines, cello, saxophone, keyboards, ensemble players, a chorus and more — Loud City Song sees her leave the limits of midi patches and home recording well and truly behind — adding even more intricacy and invention to her unique palette. Rich, fabulously textured and bathed in her own brand of heavenly ambience, it’s a record that simply sounds tremendous and endows her songs with a grandeur and dramatic poise only hinted at previously — perfect given the cinematic nature of the material itself.

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13 Responses to Win Tickets ($48): Julia Holter + Nedelle Torrisi (formerly of Cryptacize) @ Holocene | Experimental Music, Electronic, Ambient, Indie Rock

  1. Rachel Stokes September 9, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    Oh this is So right up my ally!
    I would thoroughly enjoy this show!!

  2. Tamara Colpitts September 9, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    I wanna go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Paul Schutz September 9, 2013 at 5:22 pm #

    I want to go because this show is gonna be awesome. If I don’t win I will buy tickets. There I said it.

  4. Ryan September 11, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    that poster is awesome. i’d love to catch this show and show my lady some new music!

  5. Audrey September 11, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

    freakin weekend

  6. birdonit September 12, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    This is soooooo my jam!!!

  7. Lisa September 12, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

    I’d dig being bathed in some “heavenly ambience.”

  8. Aaron September 12, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

    I have math skills

  9. Danielle September 12, 2013 at 7:26 pm #

    Wow this sounds an entirely new type of concert for me. I would love to be able to go and experience it.

  10. Amit Gordon September 12, 2013 at 9:11 pm #

    That new julia holter album is soooo good! Also I was a huge cryptacize fan and would love to see nedelle!

  11. Minna September 12, 2013 at 9:43 pm #

    The Mister is recently enamoured of Julia H. Thanks for tyre chance to win!

  12. Traci September 12, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

    I was born to be here.

  13. Andrea September 13, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    Cute voice is cute.

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