Mary Lattimore, Weyes Blood & Ensemble Economique

Coming Wednesday, January 28th at 8pm an alt. alt. show at The Sanctuary organized by Brian Pyle of Ensemble Economique fresh back from a playing a show in Mexico City, with Mary LattimoreWeyes Blood and Ensemble Economique.

The Sanctuary folks tell us: Harpist Mary Lattimore of Philadelphia experiments with her Lyon and Healy Concert Grand harp run through FX. Her solo debut, The Withdrawing Room, was released in 2013 on Desire Path Recordings. She has performed and recorded with such great artists as Meg Baird, Thurston Moore, Sharon Van Etten, Jarvis Cocker, Kurt Vile, Steve Gunn, Ed Askew and Fursaxa. Mary has been a part of soundtrack projects including the Valerie Project, which had an accompanying on a recording released by Drag City, Lopapeysa, a film by David Kessler set in Iceland, and the film score for Marina Abramovic: the Artist is Present, a documentary about the artist. In March 2013, she accompanied Nick Cave’s beautiful horse soundsuits for the 100th anniversary of Grand Central Station in New York City. Mary is a 2014 recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts.

Lopapeysa short film trailer from David Scott Kessler on Vimeo.

Mary is on tour with Natalie Mering singing in her solo incarnation as Weyes Blood. After coming out of a phase of harsh noise and freak folk, Natalie has stripped her act down to “two open alligator jaws and blasting harmonically,”with the aim of creating a direct psychic conduit between herself and the listener. She will be playing solo folk and  blues.

And here’s a New York Times review.

Brian will open with his current project Ensemble Economique. Of his most recent album, Melt into Nothing, Slug Magazine reviews his current style as, “Dreamy, haze–ridden dronescapes with vocals to match (when they appear), minimal guitar lines and simple, mid-tempo drum patterns make up the majority of the tracks… Ensemble Economique’s most lucid seance to date.” There is a haunting character to this music, but it’s more tonal and spectral, rather than something tense or horrific. I’d go for another moonlit drive with a sense of quiet drama while listening to Melt Into Nothing.” –T.H.

You can get a taste of his music here: 

Or read the decoder interview

Coming up @ The Sanctuary

Tuesday, February 3, British guitarist Adrian Legg

Saturday, February 7, T Sisters

Frieday, February 13, Arts Arcata with painter Lance Borowitz and tunes from the neighborhood

Saturday, February 21, the return of Frank Fairfield with Meredith Axlerod

Friday, March 6, Make Under and Yassou Benedict

Friday, March 13, Bad Jazz Trio and Jonathan Kipp

Saturday, March 14, ze bib! and more .

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