Thursday, September 16, 2010

Show Preview - Unicycle Loves You - Garfield Artworks - 9/23 - Pittsburgh


Unicycle Loves You will be playing at Garfield Artworks next Thursday, 9/23. They are touring behind their second lp entitled Mirror, Mirror. The trio play what would be described as experimental pop. From their bio:

Heavily influenced by cult horror films and science fiction, Mirror, Mirror manages to retain the playful energy the band is known for while putting the listener into some darker territory. From the opening moments of the introduction, the sound of scraping metal and a ghostly chorus hint at the mischievous world that hides behind the looking glass. Things are never quite as they seem however, and in an instant the band plunges into "Qugga" a glistening pop tune lead by bassist Nichole Vitale, who takes the reins on several tracks, including the single and title track "Mirror, Mirror" this time around.

Mountain Lungs by Unicycle Loves You

Justine by Unicycle Loves You

The twists and turns of Mirror, Mirror continue along like a heartbeat and sprints off in a frenzy as the tone of each track shifts. The Gallop of "Justine" races into the fever of "Mountain Lungs" and then slinks down into summertime haziness of the title track. Carroll adds additional percussion and fluttering keys to further embellish upon each of these distinctive tunes, which result in a lush and haunting adventure.The album sees this former quintet stripped to its core trio and removed from the glossy studio setting. Jim Carroll whose solo home-recordings had inspired the bands initial formation, took on the roles of songwriter, recording engineer and producer in order to orchestrate a truly hand-crafted record.
 
Mirror, Mirror by Unicycle Loves You  
 
The band has opened for acts such as Cymbal Eat Guitars, The Raveonettes and Art Brut. The show starts at 8p with ULY headlining the night.

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