+ Pictureplane (Lovepump United)
The Village, October 1st, Doors 8pm
Tickets €12 plus booking fee from WAV Box-Office (Lo-Call 1890 200 078), www.tickets.ie, City Discs, Sound Cellar, Ticketmaster outlets nationwide
Twenty-four year-old Denver weirdo performance artist Travis Egedy, a.k.a. Pictureplane, obsesses over the cosmos, 90s house music, collective consciousness, and mind-altering chemicals. Much like his interests, Pictureplane’s music is strange and boundless.
Having cut his teeth on raging tours with HEALTH, a collab with Beirut’s Zach Condon and killer remixes for Crystal Castles, HEALTH, and Thieves Like Us, Pictureplane delivered his first full-length for Lovepump, Dark Rift last month.
Grimy synths, broken beats, and bucolic vocals collide somewhere between early 90s house music and the gnarly soundscapes of Black Dice to forge a sound that’s wholly unique and endlessly exciting.
It’s exceedlingly rare to find dance music that transcends the cold and robotic, but on Dark Rift Pictureplane does just that: churning out intricate electronic jams out of his near-legendary Denver warehouse space Rhinoceropolis.
Wounds are a band from Ireland comprised of four people who all listen to completely different music, two being brothers and the other two being friends. Bombastic and fearless, their live shows have earned them a worthy rep. Already they have opened for Health, Rolo Tomassi, Mi Ami, Cancer Bats, An Albatross, Crocodiles, and Gallows.