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Event Archive - U.S. Girls, FIVER, MARLAENA MOORE, Wares

Sun. May 22nd 2016 Lucky Bar (No Minors)
10/12 at door
Presented by: Holy Smokes
U.S. GIRLS is making a stop on her North American Tour in Victoria!


Presented by HOLY SMOKES

(Toronto, ON)
U.S. Girls is Illinois-born, Toronto-based artist Meghan Remy, who releases her new album Half Free on September 25th.

A captivating musical force, Remy has evolved from the raw, corrosive 4-track fidelity found on her early records to the unabashed art-pop of recent work (U.S. Girls on KRAAK, 2011; Gem, 2012). Her work has increasingly shone a light on her unique voice - at once both acidic and saccharine - with recent efforts managing to “widen and universalize her music without losing a drop of what previously made it so special and personal” (Pitchfork).

Half Free is Remy’s first album for 4AD and is her most realised yet, focusing on characters in everyday struggles, with narratives inspired by the work of director John Cassavetes and Bruce Springsteen. Throughout, Remy explores themes relating to abuse and gender inequality, whether the broken wife in ‘Sororal Feelings’ (a track loosely based on the character Nora Bass in Michael Ondaatje’s Coming Through Slaughter), or the exasperated war widow in ‘Damn That Valley’, soundtracked by its intoxicating combination of thick dub flavours and Wall of Sound dramatics.

Half Free is an enchanting document of life at the point when it feels most on its knife-edge.

(Toronto, ON)

(Edmonton, AB)

(Edmonton, AB)

Tickets are $10 in advance // $12 at the door
Tickets available on Monday, April 18th


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