Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Show Preview - Chris Garneau - Warhol Museum - 6/11/11 - Concert Preview

Chris Garneau will be performing at the Warhol this Saturday night, 6/11. He wil be opening for Keren Ann with the show beginning at 8p. Chris is based in Brooklyn, NY and is touring behind his new lp El Radio. His music is described as pop melody with a falsetto voice.

From his press:

Chris’ debut album Music For Tourists(2007) was sad and sparse and gorgeous, drawing inspiration from Chris’ own life for its subject matter.  The album found its audience like a migrating colony of butterflies and every week since the album’s release, thirty, fifty, hundreds of people have captured it or perhaps been captured by it.  When a record finds its audience in this way and those butterflies flutter brightly in all directions and you start seeing blog posts (outside the so-called sphere) and tweets and interview mentions that say, “one of my favorite singers, Chris Garneau,” well, it’s more satisfying and real and special.

In the summer and autumn months that followed, Garneau and friends piled into a van with as many instruments as they could fit and traveled north to New Hampshire to begin creating El Radio. Surrounded by the simplicity of lake and mountains, the intricate process of making an utterly organic record began. The result exceeds all expectations. A rich harmonium and a wave of strings opens the album in "The Leaving Song". Chris describes loss of life as standing in the desert on a warm spring day. A hummingbird lands in the palm of his hand. When it flies off, the metaphor in the song is born. "You have to let them leave and pretend like you don't want to go with them, and you have to pretend this forever," he says. The album's genesis also parallels Garneau's perspective as a songwriter as El Radio sees him draw lyrically from sources outside himself and his own experiences to those of other characters, both real and imaginary.

Show begins at 8p with tickets priced at $15/12.

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