Stateside Presents

GEOGRAPHER

GEOGRAPHER

SO MUCH LIGHT, MRCH

Mon, May 21, 2018

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

Crescent Ballroom

Phoenix, AZ

$7.00 - $16.00

This event is 16 and over

GEOGRAPHER
GEOGRAPHER
In the summer of 2005, after a series of deaths in the family, Michael Deni left his hometown in New Jersey for San Francisco. He spent the next several months with his guitar and a synthesizer, turning that tragedy into the songs that would soon become the foundation for Geographer. With the additions of cellist Nathan Blaz and drummer Brian Ostreicher, Geographer spent the next year cutting their teeth in the Bay Area, winning over crowds with the heart-pounding epics that make up their debut record, ‘Innocent Ghosts’. After being selected one of three ‘Undiscovered Bands You Need To Hear Now’ by SPIN Magazine and garnering considerable word-of-mouth praise from their energetic live shows, the band signed to San Francisco-based label Tricycle Records, releasing a 7” single for the song ‘Kites’ in October 2009. ‘Animal Shapes’ follows up ‘Kites’, building on the synth-driven aesthetic of the single, while irting with darker, more esoteric underpinnings. The record merges Geographer’s aptitude for crafting beautiful, haunting melodies with textural sounds and polyrhythmic energy, marking an evolution of their distinct style. With the overwhelming response to the release of ‘Kites’ and ‘Animal Shapes’, punctuated by a dynamic and engaging live set, the band has already begun to make an indelible mark on the ears of music fans worldwide.
SO MUCH LIGHT
SO MUCH LIGHT
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, with CoS debuting their single Glitter McQueen. The duo has toured extensively, opening for Chvrches, Skylar Spence, Kero Kero Bonito, and many others. MRCH songs have been featured in episodes of Shameless, Guilt, The Vampire Diaries, Pitchfork/Ford In Focus series, Famous in Love, Search Party & 13 Reasons Why.

MRCH is currently touring with new music on the way. Full of glassy synth, biting guitar and whimsical vocals; MRCH is a pop-post-punk-dream-wave-amalgamation.

For fans of: Purity Ring, Metric, Cocteau Twins, Phantogram, Beach House.
Venue Information:
Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85003
http://www.crescentphx.com/