Monday Night Residency with Harriet

The Echo Presents

Monday Night Residency with Harriet

Song Preservation Society, Aan, Wall

Mon, March 11, 2013

8:30 pm

The Echo

Los Angeles, California

This event is 21 and over

Harriet
Harriet
Alex Casnoff was the keyboard player for some serious LA bands, Dawes and PAPA, but he was really a songwriter. Casnoff needed to do his own thing so he introduced the world to Harriet in the fall of 2011. The band's debut EP, Tell The Right Story, is filled with murder ballads, dreams and memories about messed up people pushing forward no matter what. There is an anxious optimism and a deep dark sense of humor that bleeds through each of the five songs. There is no way out. You will never get there. But there is no excuse for giving up. A fate, accepted and then ignored.

The EP straddles the line between classic American songs and the sonic experimentation of electronic music. The band continues to delve deeper into this contrast, and that's what's most exciting about Harriet. At every show, and with every new song, they get closer to codifying the Electronic-American sound.

Harriet's music is evolving into something familiar, filtered through a dream. Songs that strive to live comfortably within the distorted memory, and take no stock in chasing the past. The anti-nostalgia. The music's repetition, groove, and build come from minimalism and dance music, and that mixed with their slightly crooked American rock songs and alluring hooks, equals something that is both emotionally and physically satisfying. Harriet is a band that starts with a good song, but makes fucking it up a priority.

Go see them live. They take chances, precisely altering any and every song completely, making their experience as fresh as ours. Expect the unexpected. Hear the unheard. See the unseen, and be the unbean...

Alex Casnoff, sings and plays Guitar and Keyboards. Aaron Folb plays electric and synth bass. Henry Kwapis plays drums, percussion and SPD. Adam Gunther plays Guitar.
Song Preservation Society
Song Preservation Society
Song Preservation Society is an alt-folk trio known for their stirring vocal harmonies, prolific songwriting, and charismatic live shows. Often compared to Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Paul Simon, and the Fleet Foxes, SPS delivers a sound that is both timeless and relevant.

Bandmates Daniel Wright, Ethan Glazer, and Trevor Bahnson met at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where they immediately connected on a musical and personal level. Two years later, they re-located to California, where they lived together, sang together, wrote songs and eventually formed “Song Preservation Society.” With their large repertoire of original songs and a memorable live shows, the trio quickly built fan bases in both the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles.

The members of Song Preservation Society currently reside in Los Angeles, CA, and recently released their second EP, “Ready Room”.
Aan
Aan
Aan is a fearless experimental pop band from Portland, Oregon mixing heavily textured guitars with rich vocal harmonies. The band has been active since 2007 self-releasing several CD-Rs and garnering a reputation throughout the Northwest as a progressive force in the independent scene.
The band beckons a bevvy of comparisons but their sound cannot be pigeonholed. The vocal dexterity of singer Bud Wilson skillfully reaches the octaves of the late Jeff Buckley while maintaining a timbre that's much grittier. Aan's arrangements lie somewhere between Sub Pop's late nineties catalog and the Anticon label's inventiveness.
Their forthcoming LP "Amor Ad Nauseum" will be the groups first proper release. The work will demonstrate a patience and attention to space not found in much of the new cannon of up and coming artists. Aan will continue to tour through the continental US in 2012.
Venue Information:
The Echo
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
http://www.theecho.com