Holopaw w/Chrome Pony & Anchor Thieves
Floridian sextet Holopaw is the brainchild of John Orth, once a member of Ugly Casanova, a side project from Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock. Having shifted completely from its alt-country roots, Holopaw sounds at times like Deerhunter in a parallel dimension — similarly dreamy and fluid, though rarely as dark. Their latest LP for Misra, Academy Songs, Vol. 1, focuses loosely on a story set in a boys’ prep school. Orth and company take their time — Academy Songs is only the their fourth LP since 2003’s self-titled effort — but they use it wisely, orchestrating ornate arrangements that spiral upward instead of struggling under their own weight. Brothers Tyler and Kyle Davis make up Chrome Pony, aided in their garage-y search for good times by members of Fly Golden Eagle and Clear Plastic Masks. Rounding out the bill are Anchor Thieves, who marry the best features of alt-rock to Cayce Keller’s Rick Davies-inspired vocals.
Thu, Apr 4 | 9:00 PM
The Stone Fox