Tonight in Music: Lykke Li, Grimes, S.Carey, Other Lives and MorePosted by Kellielizabeth Caceres-Leighton
Grimes (Claire Boucher) originally from Vancouver, Canada now working out of Montreal, is (according to her label) influenced by ”R&B, industrial, goth, hip-hop and western medieval organum” and references big artists like Mariah Carrey and The Smiths. With a haunting voice like that of Beth Gibbons (Portished), fused with synth-psychedelia and accompanied by her flair for the visual arts promises to be as delightful to the eyes as it will be to the ears.
Lykke Li (Li Lykke Timotej Zachrisson), has returned once again to the Seattle stage to promote her newest album “Wounded Rhymes” released just this past March. Spending six months recording her new album in Los Angeles while visiting the desert, Lykki Li promises that her new songs will be considered “hypnotic, psychotic and more primal” than her previously released “Youth Novels”.
Hoping to express her message of despair and longing through her work, Lykke Li will also have two other Northwest tour stops which include Vancouver BC at the Vogue Theater May 27, 2011 and Portland Oregon’s Wonder Ballroom May 28, 2011. If you can’t make it to any of these shows (or if you were lucky enough to score tickets), we also advise you to catch Lykki Li live on the Jimmy Kimmel Show June 3, 2011.
S.Carey (Sean Carey), who is well known for being the drummer of indie acoustic band Bon Iver , and his song “In the Dirt” (which appeared on an episode in season seven of the hit television show House), has set sail on his solo tour across America with three Northwest tour stops which, along with tonight’s show includes a stop at the Pandaland in Bellingham, Washington May 27, 2011 and Sasquatch Music Festival at the George, May 29, 2011.
Growing up as the offspring of a singer and music teacher, S. Carey has been interested in music his entire life. His solo career however became a reality unintentionally. After returning home between tours with Bon Iver, Carey would generally spend his time at home and recording songs and experimenting with them by layering sounds together. In 2010 he released his first solo album “All We Grow” after two years of work and since then has been compared to artists like Seattle’s Local Fleet Foxes and American song writer Sam Bean (Iron & Wine). Inspired mostly when away from his instruments, we look forward to more creative work from this up and coming solo artist.
Other Lives, (originally formed as an instrumental project in 2004 as Kunek) has just released their third album “Tamer Animals”.With an interesting combination of sounds from instruments such as the bassoon, the bass clarinet, violin, trumpet, French horn and cello, this five piece band who has performed with artist such as Portland’s The Decemberists bring their own unique sound to the table. ’Tamer Animals’ should ideally be heard with optimal attentiveness” claims Absolutepunk net, “because not listening closely may potentially cause you to overlook everything that makes this album stand out.”
A perfect blend of deeply haunting vocals and soothing instrumentals, paired with S.Carey’s folksy indie acoustic sound tonight’s show and the two upcoming Washington performances makes promise for an amazing tour that will be talked about for weeks to come.