OFF WITH THEIR HEADS (acoustic) + DEADAIRES (ex Against Me!)

OFF WITH THEIR HEADS (acoustic) + DEADAIRES (ex Against Me!)

Bloom, Exploration Team

Sat. August 26, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 18 and over

$3 under 21 surcharge collected at the door.

Off With Their Heads
Off With Their Heads
Minnesota
Deadaires
Deadaires
Deadaires is a band born out of necessity. While all the members have impressive pedigrees, having cut their teeth in celebrated Florida punk acts like Against Me! and True North, Deadaires is an entirely different beast. It all began last year when having left Against Me! after twelve years, Andrew Seward (bass, keyboards, vocals) moved to St. Augustine, Florida, and started working at a music venue with Ryan Murphy (vocals, guitars). The duo casually talked about starting a recording project and recruited drummer and co-worker/visual artist Jeremy Rogers (drums/vocals) to fill things out. Jeremy has been an instrumental part of the St. Augustine punk scene for 15 years and has also played in countless bands. "I had pretty much stopped playing music when the three of us starting playing together for fun, but as soon as this project started it came together in a way where we got that tingly feeling like when you start dating someone," Seward says of the band's unexpected beginnings in 2015. "You start daydreaming, and daydreaming is a good thing when it comes to creating something you love."

Recorded during lunch breaks, weekends, and the occasional vacation day, Deadaires was tracked incrementally over an eight-month period at Seward's house on an eight-channel mixer, a refreshingly far cry from the major-label albums he'd made in the past. "The whole record was a freeing moment in the sense that we work so much that there wasn't time to make a professional record on a budget, so we made something that was more fueled by sporadic intensity," Seward explains. "This was the most unstressed album I've made since I was 16 years old making records in Alabama," he continues. "Everyone agreed on everything or we didn't go forward." That charismatic connection and collective collaboration is evident on songs like,"Constance Demario," a midtempo sing-along that recalls some of the best moments of D.C. post-hardcore, but played through the prism of the Gainesville punk that these musicians helped pioneer. It's heavy without being macho and tender without sounding whiny. It's the sound of adults rediscovering the joy of what being in a band felt like before the complications of adulthood set in.
Bloom
Bloom
"When Sam Larson launched her fuzz-pop band BLOOM with a self-titled debut in January, she chose arguably the perfect nom de plume for the year that was to unfold. With the September release of their six-song cassette Adoration, Larson and her new band have blossomed in something fantastic."

-Gene Wagendorf III. Midwest Action

Inspired by a poorly scribbled Pablo Naruda poem in a bathroom stall, Larson created BLOOM as an eulogy for a lost love. Joseph Montes was recruited on bass and as a founding member. Countless shows and an EP later, Alexander J Watson joined on drums and Yusuf Mohammed on lead guitar. BLOOM is always expanding, changing, and celebrating the power of love.
Exploration Team
Exploration Team
Madison indie pop
Venue Information:
The Frequency
121 W. Main Street
Madison, WI, 53703
http://madisonfrequency.com/