Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Ticket Giveaway - Generationals - 4.19.13 - Club Cafe - Show Preview - Concert Preview

The Generationals will be appearing with SPLASHH at Club Cafe next Friday, 4.19. The duo has just released their third album on Polyvinyl Records entitled Heza. They play a hook driven brand of indie pop that is some of the most catchiest that have heard. They have had a few songs featured in commercial jingles including "Exterior Street Day" for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and "When They Fight, They Fight" for a Bloomingdale's ad. Heza takes them into another direction with less fueled pop and more opaque, melancholy sounds. It takes possesses varied understandings of pop music and draws from a variety of decades including both the 60's and 70's. While not the sun-shiny pop of the 80's, it still leaves you with a good, fun feelingAs a reminder we are giving away a pair of tickets to the show. As usual just email us with your name to pghmusicreport@gmail.com to enter.

From their press:

Recorded in phases at Jim Eno’s Public Hifi in Austin, producer Daniel Black’s Bent Black studio in D.C., and the band’s hometown of New Orleans, Heza finds Generationals more satisfied in writing songs that breathe and grow over time. These songs show restraint, with hooks developing in the spaces between sounds. The attention to rhythms and textures reveals a more patient band — one willing to dig for deeper gems than in their previous work. Tracks like “You Got Me” and “Put a Light On” use minimalist electronic frameworks to match the intensity of more straightforward guitarwork on “Spinoza” and “I Never Know,” all of them paying more attention to layers and textures than to forcing the hook. On Heza, Generationals aren’t so much shedding their old skin as growing more comfortable in the one they’ve always inhabited.

Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer struck up a friendship as high school freshmen in New Orleans, LA. While attending Louisiana State in Baton Rouge, the two formed The Eames Era with three classmates in 2003. The dissolution of that group in 2007 led to a return to New Orleans where Joyner and Widmer started writing songs as Generationals. Baton Rouge-native and Eames Era producer Daniel Black (The Oranges Band) invited them to record their debut LP, Con Law, at his Washington, D.C. studio, Bent Black in 2008, where incessant coverage of the presidential campaign between Barack Obama and John McCain, and the issues dividing the candidates’ viewpoints, gave rise to the band’s name.
Show begins at 10:30p with doors at 10p. Tickets are $10 and can be found here.

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