Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ticket Giveaway - Ramona Falls - 1.29.12 - Brillobox - Show Preview - Concert Preview

Ramona Falls will be making a stop next Tuesday, 11.29 at the Brillobox. They are touring behind their sophomore LP entitled Prophet out on Barsuk Records. Brent Knopf is the main lead and former member of Menomena. The album is based on Knopf's religious upbringing who's theme incorporates aspects of math, science, philosophy and faith. There are many different layers to the album making it expand between genres including pop, rock and opera. We are glad to be giving away a pair of tickets to the show. As usual just email us at pghmusicreport@gmail.com to enter.


From their press:

Like most of us, Brent Knopf watches a lot of YouTube videos, only he’s not watching kittens playing piano. Rather, his tastes err on the more experimental side of things—like people who attempt perpetual motion machines using magnets. “I love that they’re trying to harness an endless supply of energy,” says the Ramona Falls frontman, “and that they go against conventional wisdom in the hopes of true discovery.” Which is exactly what Knopf did last year, when he decided to quit the acclaimed art rock trio Menomena and devote his time to one epic, personal vision. “False freedom is the ratification of pre-rigged choices,” the musician paraphrases the philosopher Noam Chomsky, “while true freedom is the agency to shape the choices themselves.” But as Knopf is learning now with a full-time focus on a former side project, freedom comes with greater risk. Prophet, the second Ramona Falls album, is sonically, lyrically and thematically brighter. It’s also more organic and personal than anything he ever contributed to Menomena, or as the singer/multi-instrumentalist explains, “it’s more of a rapid transit line between my sleeve and my heart.”


Prophet, the album’s title, is an homage to Knopf’s religious upbringing, a titular reference to a worldview that reveres exalted seers who assert meaning despite the chaos. But as the newly empowered songwriter has discovered with Ramona Falls, it’s a better strategy to embrace the chaos. And then refashion it into a beautiful noise.

Show begins at 9:30p with doors at 9p. Tickets are $10 and can be found here

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