Julia Holter with special guest Angela Sheik
On many best of 2011 lists for her ambient pop masterpiece Tragedy, Julia's new album Ekstasis has her poised for a much larger audience. With a recent sold out NYC debut at le poisson rouge that was video webcast live on NPR music, we are thrilled to bring a very different kind of Indie sound to Arden for the solo Monday evening concert.
From Amoeba website: Every once in a while an artist seems to come out of nowhere. They of course have not really come out of nowhere. They usually have been working on music for years and probably have an album or two out. There is just so much music out there. It is impossible to listen to it all. It is hard to even have time to listen to the albums that you know you will probably like. Even harder to take the time to find new bands and spend the time necessary to fall in love with a new artist or album. Julia Holter is my new obsession. She has just released her brilliant new album on RVNG International. She released the album Tragedy last year in a sort of limited release. But now she is ready for the world to know who she is. I hope she is ready. Because this album is fantastic. It took my years to finally get into Joanna Newsom. And I am so glad I did. That Joanna Newsom show at the Orpheum is still one of my favorite concerts of all time. This new Julia Holter does remind me a bit of Joanna Newsom. Her new album is called Ekstasis. RVNG Intl. has been around for a while. But they just found a new home with the Secrectly Canadian family. I think this is a perfect place for this new album and for Julia Holter. This new album is a mix of ethereal and folk music. It reminds me at times of Kate Bush, Rasputina, and Joanna Newsom. Imagine all this mixed up with the Blade Runner Soundtrack by Vangelis. Her voice is ridiculous. And beautiful. And just the right amount of weirdness. I really have fallen in love with this album. I have a certain coworker who runs the Handsome Club blog who I often don't agree with about music. We both love good music. Our tastes just often don't intersect. But he actually introduced me to magic of Julia Holter. And we both love this new album. I always know an album is good when we both like it. You should like it too.
Check out "Marienbad" by Julia Holter from the new album Ekstasis...
About to go on stage at North Star Bar is one of our favorite local musicians, Angela Sheik. Why do we mention this? Well because she will be OPENING for Julia Holter at Gild Hall on Monday night! Not only that...But you can buy tickets RIGHT NOW at half price, only $6 each. Use code AGH and be happy. Come have a drink and enjoy great music, wat else would you be doing Monday anyway? Ticket link is here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/237149
Arden Gild Hall (View)
2126 The Highway
Arden, DE 19810
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