Low Hum & dimber

The Hi Hat & Chainletter Collective Present

Low Hum & dimber

Soft Lions, Object As Subject

Wed · August 23, 2017

8:00 pm

$8.00

This event is all ages

dimber
dimber
Upbeat music for downbeat people.
Low Hum
Low Hum
A cinematic romanticism rolls throughout Low Hum's music, befitting the sort of larger than life moments that carry our dreams. The solo project of Collin Desha, Low Hum's early musical offerings carry a sense of risk taking in the face of emotional uncertainty, evolving with an unbridled optimism and assured confidence. Written, produced and mixed at Desha's home studio in Silver Lake, Collin found inspiration in his relationship with the ocean, conceptually entwining his approach to surfing and making music. The results are incredibly emotive tracks that nod to Elliot Smith, Tame Impala and classic soul, distorted in their tones but pure in their messaging as they exude peaceful confidence in ebbs and flows. Just as the sea may embody nature's most extreme violence and calm, Low Hum's fuzzed out ballads are at once aggressive psych jammers balanced with a range of vulnerability that comes crashing ashore.
Soft Lions
"Every Soft Lions song is basically born in my diary", states Megan Liscomb, the shy, rainbow-haired singer/guitarist of the San Diego trio Soft Lions. Liscomb's songs evoke heartfelt memories, distilling in them a wide range of emotional states and colors. To make the music come to life she sought out Lex Pratt to help with vocal duties. Pratt replaces the traditional bass player with her percussive, psychedelic style on keys. Jon Bonser serves as the backbone on drums.

The band crafts songs that are a blur of decades, mixing the sound of 60's San Francisco pop with noisy garage-guitar driven tracks, lending the songs a definitive west coast vibe. Liscomb's songwriting is angular and interesting without losing any of the big sing-along melodies you want to hear. Soft Lions have cut their teeth like any new band should: by playing a bunch of local shows and sharing the stage with numerous national acts. They also made an appearance at this year's SXSW festival.
Object As Subject
Object As Subject
OBJECT AS SUBJECT is a Los Angeles based rock band led by Paris Hurley (vox, drums, dance // Kultur Shock) featuring Gina Young (bass, vox // SORORITY, Feminist Acting Class), Nick Tamburro (drums // The Dead Science), and Emilia "PonySweat" Richeson (dance, drums). This feminist battle cry is a call to action fueled by raw wailing vocals, a barrage of floor toms, gritty bass riffs, and contemporary dance that converges in the space between Gaga vocabulary, tap traditions + 80’s workout videos.

Dedicated to addressing this country’s white supremacist, capitalist, christian, heteronormative patriarchy through music, dance, communal ritual, and direct political action, OBJECT AS SUBJECT, weaves a punk incantation inviting you to turn inward, face yourself, free yourself, save yourself, act on behalf of others, dismantle systems of oppression, revel in your joy, scream your anger, and feel your sorrow, grounded in the belief that every revolution begins within the self.

RITUAL I: PERMISSION by OBJECT AS SUBJECT is available for performances in the Los Angeles area. The show is adaptable to 20-60 minute time slots in a variety of spaces. It is loud.
Venue Information:
The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042