ENEMY PLANES + BEASTHEAD
$8 IN ADVANCE / $10 AT THE DOOR
10:30PM DOORS / 11PM SHOWTIME
Comprised of former members of Solid Gold, GAYNGS, and Pictures of Then, the music of Minneapolis based ENEMY PLANES drifts effortlessly between melancholy and menace, hypnotic and hysteric, heartache and euphoria. A stirring blend of haunting vocals, dense instrumentation, and driving beats yield a "tripnotic" sound that is distinctly their own. Conceived in 2012 somewhere between Minneapolis, MN and Lexington, KY, ENEMY PLANES came out hard and hasnt looked back since, maintaining an ambitious recording and touring schedule.
We started something based on a pretty simple idea: create music that we all truly love. If people end up being into it, thats a bonus. (Casey Call)
ENEMY PLANES debut album, Beta Lowdown, is no small feat. The songs are deep, rich and intricate, twisting through a vast trove of knowledge and innovation to create a monolith on the contemporary aural landscape. The bands passion and versatility are obvious as the record melts into existence with the opening track Automatic Catatonic, which gives way to the pulse-pounding urgency of Bare Your Teeth before passing through the haunting melodies of We Want Blood and Stranger Danger. Lead singer Casey Calls evocative and soaring vocals convey subtly dark, yet thought-provoking lyrics that only add to the trip-notic sonic fusion of an almost indiscernible electronic and acoustic arsenal. All adjectives aside, its not hard to figure out why their growing base of loyal fans tend to fall into an almost sensual trance-like state when the band takes stage.
Beta Lowdown, co-produced by Duane Lundy (ShangriLa Studios) and Casey Call (Enemy Planes), is an experiment in juxtaposition. Lundy, known largely for his work with artists such as Jim James, Vandaveer, Sturgill Simpson, and Joe Pug, might not seem like the obvious choice for a band that operates pretty far from the folk/americana side of the spectrum. Casey puts it like this: No matter how finished we think an idea may be, were always looking for a way we can fuck it up and turn it into something else. Theres no doubt that ENEMY PLANES has found a soulmate in Lundy and that this unlikely melding of musical souls is primed for breathing fresh air into a genre that is desperately searching for something unheard.
Although this is their debut album, ENEMY PLANES has come a long way in a short while, sharing the stage with such acts as Kings of Leon, Cold War Kids, Lenny Kravitz and Avicii. All six members come from vastly different musical backgrounds, but this synthesis of perspectives has allowed them the breadth to forge a repertoire thats well suited for washing over the masses. Its unlike anything Ive ever played or been a part of before; says Kristine Stresman (synths/vocals), every show is an adventure and Beta Lowdown commands a rooms notice anywhere we go.
The band spent much of 2013 and 2014 on the road supporting legendary underground act the Meat Puppets, while beginning the process of recording Beta Lowdown, as well as two additional albums worth of unreleased material. In 2015 the band found themselves beating out 13,000 other bands worldwide in the Hard Rock Rising Global Band Competition, which took them to Barcelona, Spain for the finals. Their first place win set in motion a whirlwind of opportunities and show offers theyre still fielding today.
While writing and recording Beta Lowdown, ENEMY PLANES also created a series of music videos, including a trippy animated video for Bare Your Teeth, directed by the bands Casey Call, and "We Want Blood", directed by Tobias Stretch, who is known for his work on Radioheads Weird Fishes.
With a handful of successes and a stockpile of new material under their belts, the stage has finally been set for ENEMY PLANES to release their long awaited and much buzzed about debut album, "Beta Lowdown, available worldwide 03/25/16 on Rock the Cause Records http://irockthecause.org/enemy-planes-beta-lowdown.
A portion of proceeds from the record will go to work revitalizing music education programs in schools and developing volunteer engagement in our communities learn more at irockthecause.org
Beasthead is a four-piece electronic indie rock band from Minneapolis, MN. In the spring of 2013, the band came together in an effort to create a sound that could speak to the unusually eclectic common ground they found in their shared artistic interests. Drawing from their past musical experiences and current influences, Beastheads music is as unique and diverse as the flourishing creative community found in Minneapolis.
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