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Cainine Heart Sounds / See Through Dresses / It Looks Sad / Rachel Hirsh


Sunday, June 15, 2014 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EDT)

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Canine Heart Sounds

In this essay I would like to talk about Canine Heart Sounds. I am going to talk about their influences in the 1st body paragraph. In the second paragraph I will talk about their music. In the last body paragraph I will talk about the future. In the conclusion I will condense and reflect upon the previous information without adding any new information here is the first paragraph.

Canine Heart Sounds is a music-type group of the band genre. They spent time when they were younger practicing instruments. "After they listened to other bands this gave them the idea that they should play music as well" (Sounds of a Dog Heart: Official Canine Heart Sounds Story). Then they all joined together, as musicians. "Before that they were friends. They joined as a band in eau claire "(Cool K9z: The Totally Unauthorized CHS biography, pg 8-192). Then they moved/switched around and then they rejoined as a band in Duluth, MN.

"When they first started playing shows people would get their names wrong because their ears and brains spent more time correctly processing other information that was more important to them at the time" (Mueller & Halviolentson, Data Functioning Processes in the Lower Cerebral Cortex, pg 7-5). One time they were called K9 Heat Sounds, another time they were called Canine Hearts, also they were called Canine Heart Sons, ," also several times their name had the acronym K9 instead of the full word "Canine" (Webster's Hip Hop Dictionary, pg iix-epilogue).

Canine Heart Sounds main influences are non-musical. Nobody really knows what influences Zach and the two Matts. Dan however has gone on record about his affinity for Gary Paulsen novels, and he even likes Brian's Winter which was a slap in the face to all of those who enjoyed Hatchet, because it speculates on what would have happened if the young Brian would have to endure the harsh winter in the wilderness instead of being saved when he found the emergency transmitter.

So in summation and conclusion, Canine Heart Sounds is truly a testament to the continuing spirit of Manifest Destiny and the Magna Carta that made it all possible. You've seen how their discovery of bronze (also known as maize) enabled their conquest of the corrupt Tammany Hall which dissapeared along with Roanoke Island (the first wooden submarine) many unimportant years ago. All in all, the spirit of Canine Heart Sounds will be here in the future, in the name of freedom and in the laughter of the dead. I would like to end this essay with a poem from T.S. Oscar Walden Emerson Thoreau: .. Give me a good dog .. With teeth and a tail .. Just give me twelve solid minutes with him..


See Through Dresses

See Through Dresses released their debut self-titled LP in November of 2013. Principal songwriters Mathew Carroll and Sara Bertuldo (Tim Kasher, Conduits), along with drummer Nate Van Fleet and bassist Josh French, have crafted a catalogue of songs indebted to classic post-punk and new wave artists of the 80's, but their sonic footprint more closely resembles the textural treatments of 90's dream-pop and shoegaze. The arrangements often build as though to erupt, only to implode. There are moments when Bertuldo and Carroll sound noxious and distant, their voices doused in reverb, their guitars droning and pulsing. When the clouds look dark, See Through Dresses offer flashes of pure pop sunshine to punctuate those moments of isolation and distance. At their most hopeful, they remind us of the simplicity of longing and the eagerness that accompanies an expectation for love in a loveless culture. At their most honest, See Through Dresses portray a dull terror born of idleness, sickness, and failure. The result is a well-rounded catalogue that disillusions as it comforts and soothes as it burns by injecting the familiarity of music-gone-by with lyrics about regrettable psychologies - it's a total bummer that's still fun to listen to. See Through Dresses will tour the US in the summer of 2014 and hope to see you out there.


It Looks Sad

It Looks Sad. originally began playing shows in early 2012 under the name It Looks Sad, That's Why I Said It's You. After a few line-up shifts the band emerged in late 2013 under the shortened name, It Looks Sad. In the Winter of 2013 the band recorded a handful of shimmering, sharp guitar pop / post-punk songs that echo the influence of bands like Surfer Blood and Beach Fossils. Along with the shortened moniker, It Looks Sad. professes a leaner, more straight-forward approach with their new material. The band's live show is also something to behold as their songs are given a bit more power and room to breathe. Hometown label, Tiny Engines, will release the band's proper Self-Titled debut in the Summer of 2014.


Rachel Hirsh

Putting some electricity behind the usual fare of singer-songwriters, Rachel Hirsh constructs a brand of high lonesome music with a wallop - Southern Shoegaze, if you will. Pulling from 90s British acts such as Swervedriver and My Bloody Valentine as much as the isolated Midwestern atmospherics of groups like American Football and Slint, Hirsh channels her inspiration into haunting personal examinations of her psyche and the world we live in.

As a teen, Hirsh cut her teeth playing in 80s cover bands and original indie rock acts, and has spent most of the past decade fronting the powerpop quintet I Was Totally Destroying It (Greyday Records). Growing up in St Louis and moving to North Carolina at the age of ten, Hirsh was exposed to a diverse range of music and eventually found herself receiving classical training as a coloratura opera singer. Ultimately eschewing that life for one of a touring rock musician, Hirsh traveled the US several times with IWTDI before the band slowed down in 2013, allowing opportunities for new outlets and writing projects. Looking to set out on her own for the first time musically, Hirsh began writing more personal accounts of her relationships and struggle with bipolar disorder. Much of Hirsh's material centers around mental illness and her daily fight with it - culminating in a sound that is at once detached and downtrodden as it is wide-open and hopeful.


In The Showroom
Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm
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When & Where

Motorco Music Hall
723 Rigsbee Ave
Durham, NC 27701

Sunday, June 15, 2014 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EDT)

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