We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Typhoon with Laura Gibson and Lost Lander at the Crystal Ballroom on Friday, November 23, 2012. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, November 23.
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From our sponsors at Crystal Ballroom:
Typhoon w/ Laura Gibson, Lost Lander
Friday, November 23, 2012
8 p.m. doors | 9 p.m. show
$15-17 | All Ages
Purchase Tickets at www.cascadetickets.com/crystalballroom
1332 West Burnside Street Portland, OR 97209
(503) 225-0047 | More Info: www.mcmenamins.com
The last record Typhoon made, Hunger & Thirst, is a record that purposefully confuses physical sickness with ontological sickness, i.e. that most desires are only symptoms of the desire to be someone else. This new record picks up where they left off, though this time “purposefully confusing” the idea of time as a place. It imagines that the band’s past is a composite of old houses and apartment buildings, that its memories are these little artifacts strewn about, and then there’s Typhoon with a single candle, picking up the artifacts one at a time and examining them by the dim light.
Songs as personal as these perhaps ought to be burned or buried rather than be paraded before an audience. But there is something transfigurative in playing music with so many close friends-what starts out as a solemn, solitary attempt is turned into something both communal and cathartic. Typhoon even has fun at times.
A New Kind of House (the title itself is borrowed from the brilliant poetry of Zach Schomburg) was artfully recorded on location (Typhoon’s house) by repeat-collaborator Paul Laxer; the artwork was beautifully realized by Ricky Delucco, and the band has Tender Loving Empire to thank for so tenderly helping the band put out a record a second time.