Mauno, Bridal Party, Jo Passed
Regular Occasion + Copper Owl's Hidden Sounds Showcase Series bring you an eveni...
$10 adv $15 doors
Event DescriptionRegular Occasion + Copper Owl's Hidden Sounds Showcase Series bring you an evening of up and coming progressive music
Copper Owl | Friday, July 19
Doors | 9pm | 19+
$10 adv | $15 door
Mauno - [alternative pop]
'Really Well', the new record from Halifax band Mauno, is an expansive, idiosyncratic study in the creases in intimacy, authenticity, and labor, and the ways that music—guitars, bass, drums, synths, and vocals—can explore and express them. Written by Niemi, vocalist/guitarist Nick Everett, guitarist Scott Boudreau and drummer Adam White and recorded at Chad VanGaalen’s Calgary studio, the record collapses the personal and the professional within critiques of capitalism and creative labour. Musically, too, it is non-linear, jutting from the twisted, plucky indie-skiffle of the opener to the charged post-punk march of “Half It,” to the spring-reverb-tweaked riffing of “Reeling II,” to the dreamy, sidestepping guitar pop of “Expectations,” to the gorgeous, macabre slow-jam of “Vampire.”
Lyrically, the record deals with Mauno’s preoccupations with the nature of creative labor, relationships, and the self under capitalism. They note that their critiques are filtered through a lens of the absurd, turning them playful. “There’s something about humour and laughter that is very subversive and deeper than I think a lot of people realize,” Niemi says. “With these songs, I was trying to sort of dance on the line.” “There’s a double meaning to everything,” adds Everett. “You have to leave space for people to think. Where is the place for the listener if they’re not going to contribute their own thoughts, or their own interpretations?”
+ SUPPORT TBD
This Regular Occasion event takes place on Coast Salish territory, in particular the territory of the lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. Please hold this in mind and embody a respect for this land, its people, and their history as we celebrate.
It will be lovely to see you.
This show is generously sponsored by Creative BC's Amplify BC program.