Wednesday 25 April 2012 at 7:30pm
The Shacklewell Arms
71 Shacklewell Lane, London, E8 2EB, United Kingdom
Tel: 020 7249 0810
Rockfeedback Concerts presents...
Currently a full time duo with Dana Valatka on drums (Jackie-O-Motherfucker, Mustaphamond), it can be a loosely defined amalgam of players that can swell to double digit numbers with full choir in tow and sees some ofPortland's finest lending a helping hand. It's sound is vast and "deftly treads a narrow bridge between the loose associations of the backwoods freak-folk crowd and the more formalized concoctions of art-poppers like Brian Eno. "Since the release of it’s critically acclaimed debut album in 2007, it has become a road worn live act who have been touring incessantly for the last few years throughout the US and Europe with great bands including most recently Deerhoof, the Dodos, and the Parenthetical Girls and an upcoming US tour with WHY?. AU has released two LP’s (Au and Verbs) including an earlier solo album under the moniker ‘luc’ entitled peaofthesea (Aagoo 2005). AU’s latest EP, Versions, will be released as a limited edition of 500 on 10” vinyl in October of 2009 on Aagoo Records. Recorded inVermontandNew Hampshirethrough the winter of 2008-9, it stands as a document of the duo’s distinctive ability to reinterpret songs from their recorded form and the heightened energy of their live show. With Dana's virtuosic drumming spawned from a youth playing in heavy metal bands, Luke's ability to multitask on numerous instruments at once, and their “special oneon-one musical, almost telepathic connection,” it is a snap shot into their sprawling sets that find them deftly navigating between bombastic walls of sound, lilting lyrical numbers, and carnivalesque organ celebrations.