Stateside Presents

WILD ONES

WILD ONES

MRCH

Sun, November 12, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Valley Bar

Phoenix, AZ

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

WILD ONES
WILD ONES
Wild Ones delve into the bliss and burden that musicians are tasked with today: create work that captures your spirit, but do it without selling your soul. Self-produced and recorded, they walk the line of DIY oddity and polished pop sheen. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, the band combines the talents of lead vocalist Danielle Sullivan, keyboardist Thomas Himes, drummer Seve Sheldon, guitarist Nick Vicario and bassist Max Stein. Growing up on Cocteau Twins and En Vogue, their sound is a mash of R&B synths, muted guitar, and somber vocal melodies. After 7 years together, they've hit their stride in creating work that poses questions about art and authenticity.

Mirror Touch, the band's latest record releasing in October 2017 via Topshelf Records, explores spaces of isolation, loneliness and how it feels when the line between self and other becomes blurred. The record title refers to the condition "Mirror Touch Synesthesia" and the physiological experience of empathy. How can you know yourself, when in public you become everyone else? The songs explore the quest to maintain artistic self-integrity in an industry that seeks to homogenize. Solitary in their process of collaboration, Himes and Vicario produce the music, while Sullivan crafts lyrics and melodies, their attempt at self-preservation against the ever-changing expectations of what music should or should not be. Combining their style of upbeat melodies with a backdrop of darker lyrical themes, an inquiry into their artistic process ultimately reflects a balance between earnest head nods to their favorite sounds with a fierce loyalty to their own sense of self.
MRCH
MRCH
Since their inception in 2015, indie electronic duo MRCH has been recognized by The Guardian as “band of the week” and CMJ as - one to watch. Mixing dreamy vocals with energetic performances, MRCH’s juxtaposition is both intriguing and entertaining. Front woman Mickey Pangburn switches between electric guitar and synth. Drummer Jesse Pangburn combines acoustic and electronic percussive elements into understated yet grooving beats. Focusing heavily on their live show, the duo has toured the west coast extensively releasing four singles over the past two years. Their track Highway Drivin’ played in Showtime series Shameless and ABC’s Guilt, while their single Spin was placed in Pitchfork/Ford In Focus series featuring the front-women of Best Coast and Sleigh Bells. MRCH’s debut EP “I Love You, but You Don’t Know What You’re Talking About” was self-released in June 2016 followed by a support tour through the Midwest. Just this Fall MRCH participated in several showcases for Mondo NYC music festival, opened for Chvrches & recorded a new single Glitter McQueen – which premiered on Consequence of Sound in November of 2016. MRCH is currently touring and wrapping production on several new tracks.

MRCH – Pronounced like the month

For fans of: Metric, Cocteau Twins, Phantogram, Beach House

Instrumentation: Vox, Electric Guitar, Synth, Drums
Venue Information:
Valley Bar
130 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
http://www.valleybarphx.com/