Elf Power – Tickets – Little Kings Shuffle Club – Athens, GA – August 8th, 2018

Elf Power

Athens Popfest Presents

Elf Power

The Essex Green, Joe Jack Talcum, Rat Fancy, Marshmallow Coast, Dopeknife, Air-Sea Dolphin, A Certain Smile, StarTropics, Big Baby, Michael Potter

Wed · August 8, 2018

Doors: 1:30 pm / Show: 2:00 pm

Little Kings Shuffle Club

$8

This event is 18 and over

Elf Power - (Set time: 12:45 AM)
Elf Power
Elf Power formed in 1994 and over the last 23 years have released thirteen albums, two eps, and a handful of singles, while touring North America, Europe, and Japan many times. Albums such as 1998’s Dave Fridmann-produced “A Dream In Sound” and 2008’s collaboration with the late Vic Chesnutt, “Dark Developments” have cemented the bands’ reputation as the finest purveyors of modern melodic psychedelic folk rock around. Their tour in support of their last album , 2013’s “Sunlight on the Moon” , took them on an extensive tour in support of Neutral Milk Hotel’s much acclaimed reunion tour, as well as dates with Broken Bells and headlining dates.
Their latest album “Twitching in Time” combines experimental arrangements and sublime songwriting with their powerful live bombast, into their strangest, most cohesive, and most exciting sounding album yet. Opening track “Halloween Out Walking” combines minimal and beautiful folk rock arrangements with otherworldy Moog synthesizer gurglings to awe-inspiring effect. Other highlights include “Watery Shreds”, a piano ballad that transforms itself into an explosive an unexpected distorted guitar drone freakout, sounding like an unlikely marriage of avant-garde keyboardist Laurie Anderson and drone metallers Sunn 0)) . Songs like the title track and “Cycling Aimlessly” are classic fuzzed out melodic rock songs the likes of which the band has become known for , while songs like “Gorging on the Feast” explore a jazzy, melancholy terrain before descending into a shredding heavy rock assault. The constant shifting of sounds and styles makes for one of the band’s most diverse and satisfying albums yet. On this album, singer/songwriter Andrew Rieger and longtime collaborator multi-instrumentalist Laura Carter are joined by Matthew Garrison on bass, Peter Alvanos on drums, and Davey Wrathgabar on guitar.
Elf Power formed in 1994 and over the last 23 years have released thirteen albums, two eps, and a handful of singles, while touring North America, Europe, and Japan many times. Albums such as 1998’s Dave Fridmann-produced “A Dream In Sound” and 2008’s collaboration with the late Vic Chesnutt, “Dark Developments” have cemented the bands’ reputation as the finest purveyors of modern melodic psychedelic folk rock around. Their tour in support of their last album , 2013’s “Sunlight on the Moon”, took them on an extensive tour in support of Neutral Milk Hotel’s much acclaimed reunion tour, as well as dates with Broken Bells and headlining dates.

Their latest album “Twitching in Time” combines experimental arrangements and sublime songwriting with their powerful live bombast, into their strangest, most cohesive, and most exciting sounding album yet. Opening track “Halloween Out Walking” combines minimal and beautiful folk rock arrangements with otherworldy Moog synthesizer gurglings to awe-inspiring effect. Other highlights include “Watery Shreds”, a piano ballad that transforms itself into an explosive an unexpected distorted guitar drone freakout, sounding like an unlikely marriage of avant-garde keyboardist Laurie Anderson and drone metallers Sunn 0)) . Songs like the title track and “Cycling Aimlessly” are classic fuzzed out melodic rock songs the likes of which the band has become known for , while songs like “Gorging on the Feast” explore a jazzy, melancholy terrain before descending into a shredding heavy rock assault. The constant shifting of sounds and styles makes for one of the band’s most diverse and satisfying albums yet. On this album, singer/songwriter Andrew Rieger and longtime collaborator multi-instrumentalist Laura Carter are joined by Matthew Garrison on bass, Peter Alvanos on drums, and Davey Wrathgabar on guitar.

The album is released on May 12, 2017 on the band’s own Orange Twin Records, that has released almost 50 albums since 2001, including releases by Neutral Milk Hotel, Vic Chesnutt, Jeff Mangum, Jack Logan, Nana Grizol, Gerbils and many more. Orange Twin Records works in conjunction with The Orange Twin Conservation Community, 155 acres of beautiful land on the outskirts of Athens, GA that has initiated the development of a highly progressive, self-sustainable and ecologically-minded cluster village and nature preserve.
The Essex Green - (Set time: 11:45 PM)
The Essex Green
The Essex Green are a neo-psychedelic pop outfit from Brooklyn, NY, via Burlington, VT. The band is primarily composed of songwriters Jeff Baron, Sasha Bell, and Chris Ziter and specializes in a classic sound inspired by 1960s–1970s pop and folk in the tradition of bands like The Left Banke and Fairport Convention. Formed in 1997.
Joe Jack Talcum - (Set time: 10:45 PM)
Joe Jack Talcum
Creative force behind and lead guitarist of punk group The Dead Milkmen.
Rat Fancy - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Rat Fancy
Hailing from Los Angeles, CA—where despite all that sunshine you might choke on the smog and ambition all around you—RAT FANCY is ex Sweater Girl Diana Barraza (vocals/guitar), Gregory Johnson (guitar / keyboard / bass) and Gavin Glidewell (drums). Serving up twee punk and retro melodies, RAT FANCY’s EP “Suck A Lemon” is out now on Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records.
Marshmallow Coast - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Marshmallow Coast
Some people are in it for the money, some people are in it for the drugs. Andy Gonzales (ex-of Montreal, the Music Tapes, Mind Brains) is in it for the music. In a career of stylistic left-turns and singular talent, Vangelis Rides Again is the most singular, affecting record in the career of Marshmallow Coast, a brittle prog-pop wasteland that leaves the listener weeping and numb.

Everything sounds like it emerged from an empty late-night hotel lounge in decline, a dark sense of urgency delivered in a laid-back style. It’s the end of the world as seen through pharmaceutical gauze. It’s the most mysterious and moving record of an inscrutable career, a record as unique and warm and captivating as an unread suicide note at the bottom of a shoebox.

Vangelis Rides Again sounds like it was made in those early morning glacial hours, that Venn diagram of wakefulness and dreaming—or was it a nightmare, the most haunting time of the night, the most haunting time of your life. Album opener ‘Cash Out Hash Out’ combines new age synth and Buckingham guitar to stunning affect, a chilled celebration of escape.

On those psychedelic nights can we turn out the lights…

As a band that built their reputation on pop smarts and melodic strength, Andy Gonzales knows how to bring the hooks, but it’s the singing—the broken warmth of weak sunlight—that makes this the best record of his life. Album closer ‘Forever’ unfolds itself through slow Eno/Harmonia-like synths, but it’s the way he sings the lyric, the one word of the title inscrutably repeated over and over again, emotionally open in a way you just don’t hear these days, that breaks your heart, that brings you to your knees.
Dopeknife - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Air-Sea Dolphin - (Set time: 5:00 PM)
A Certain Smile - (Set time: 4:15 PM)
A Certain Smile
Fuzzy indie pop from Portland, Oregon, USA.
StarTropics - (Set time: 3:30 PM)
StarTropics
Big Baby - (Set time: 2:45 PM)
Michael Potter - (Set time: 2:00 PM)
Venue Information:
Little Kings Shuffle Club
223 W Hancock Ave
Athens, GA, 30601