Helen America - Red Sun Album Release Party

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Columbia City Theater

4916 Rainier Avenue South

Seattle, WA 98118

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Helen America - Red Sun Album Release Party with Katie Kuffel and Sarah Shay

Join genre-bending songwriter, cartoonist, and multimedia artist Helen America to celebrate her first solo studio album and art book, Red Sun. Three years in the making, Red Sun is a wild, panoramic ride of provocative lyrics nested in an expanse of styles and textures, from crunchy string-and-feedback-fueled freak-pop to ethereal, acoustic chamber harmonies. The album is tied together with America's unique poetic voice and expressive vocals, which harken back to classic albums of the golden LP era and evoke a deep spiritual reckoning in each track. Occupying territory somewhere between Patti Smith and Nick Drake, and accompanied visually by a series of intricate and affectionate embroideries of monsters, Red Sun is a compendium of elegiac protest songs and deeply personal dissections of self, an extended meditation on love and body horror in the time of apocalypse, a rapturous night of the soul that is darkest just before the dawn.

Katie Kuffel is a tongue-in-cheek, Seattle-based musician smashing the piano in a manner that's not quite blues, not quite folk, and not quite like anything you've heard before. With songwriting that is both innovative and thoughtful, she explores community, feminism, and her personal experiences as an advocate against sexism and violence through a contemporary sound that supports turbulent, poetic lyrics.

Singer, storyteller, and girl-about-town Sarah Shay plays ukulele songs that are usually funny but sometimes sad. She strives for a balance between folk balladry and "I-see-what-you-did-there" pop culture references, and has been told that she sometimes finds it.

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Seattle, WA 98118

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