Athens Popfest Presents
Man Or Astro-Man?, Eureka California, Linqua Franqa, Izzy True, Ganser, Elekibass
Sat · August 11, 2018
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm
This event is 18 and overhttps://www.georgiatheatre.com/event/1726308/
The "budget rock" kings were part of the Garage/Surf-revival that took place in the late 80's-90's in California. They make no secret of their hatred for digital technology. They used to put "Fuck CDs" on the back of most of their records even though they have recently released a CD.
Eureka California’s going way too fast, and if they don’t slow down they’re gonna crash. Like peak Elvis Costello, they think if they keep the wisecracks and the puns coming fast enough they can avoid facing the truth—that death comes for everyone and nothing dies faster than dreams.
Versus, their 3rd album in 3 years, is the first one recorded in a studio (by MJ from Hookworms, in Leeds, UK) and it gives EC a power they’ve never had before. It’s incredible that two people can make such a big sound, but Jake Ward and Marie A. Uhler have developed a near-telepathic ability after years of playing together, and while they’ve always been good, Versus is their first stab at greatness, soaked in television & gin & the kind of language you hear everyday but you never heard quite like this.
Endlessly self-referential and endlessly self-destructive, stuck on an endless treadmill of tension & release, of megalomania & doubt. Versus is agoraphobic fight songs, songs about loving television more than people because people always let you down and the static from the set makes more sense than the static coming out of their mouths. EC songs exist in a world where ordering a pizza is fraught with anxiety and you have to laugh to keep from dying.
We are influenced from that kind of band and playing Rock and Roll with Japanese and English...that ’s us, with the simplest self-introduction.”
Youichi Sakamoto (elekibass vocals)
215 N. Lumpkin St
Athens, GA, 30601