A Place To Bury Strangers

KEXP & Clock-Out Lounge Present

A Place To Bury Strangers

Kraus, somesurprises

Sat ยท October 6, 2018

9:00 pm

$15.00 - $18.00

This event is 21 and over

A Place To Bury Strangers
A Place To Bury Strangers
Three piece New York based noise rock and shoegaze band. Oliver Ackermann is also famous for his manufacturing of infamous guitar noise pedals.
Kraus is the solo project of American experimental musician Will Kraus.
He self-released his debut record 'End Tomorrow' in early 2016. Shortly after, it caught the attention of Terrible Records, who re-released it the following September. His rough yet sentimental music typically combines heavily manipulated melodic samples with live instrumentation and vocals. He has just released his newest album 'Path' with Terrible.
The home recorded album retains the dissonant textures of 'End Tomorrow', but the melding of such textures with lush guitar chords and more direct vocals produces a heavier emphasis on memorable songwriting. A disparate array of musical influences, ambient drone and 90's alternative rock among them, produced the album's borderless sonics, which loom over the primary lyrical themes of dissociation and confusion.
omesurprises is the moniker of Seattle singer/songwriter Natasha El-Sergany. What once was a solo project focusing on spectral balladry and late night exploration, somesurprises has since formed into a dynamic live band. Motorik beats, reverb drenched vocals, washes of finger-picked guitars and hazy synths expand El-Sergany's delicate and blissful songwriting. Their most recent album "Serious Dreams" was described by The Quietus as "... A thoroughly cosmic outing. Everything is lush and smooth enough to describe as ambient music as much as folk, almost seeming too dreamy to have ever been real."

somesurprises started as a solo project in Charlottesville, Virginia in mid-2013, and was at first a Soundcloud page used for collecting the best or first takes of obsessive late-night spontaneous phone recordings of original and cover songs. The project draws inspiration from emotionally-resonant movie scores, lo-fi/shoegaze legends, and decades of heartbroken country, soul, pop, and folk music.

A move to Seattle in late 2013 introduced Natasha to kindhearted and talented folks in the underground experimental music community who counterintuitively gave her repeated opportunities to perform songs on the same bills as more abstract/"noise" musicians whose adventurous and egoless work consequently had a deep impact on her songwriting.

Throughout much of 2014 and 2015, she collaborated, performed, and recorded with harsh noise aficionado Samuel Henry (Plastic Boner Band) and gifted guitarist Dustin Williams (Mind Beams, ex-Stalebirth). In 2016 Natasha began performing with Josh Medina (Medina/Walsh), who adds warm atmospheric tones and effects on electric guitar. Later that year Nico Sophiea was added on drums and Andrew Scott Young on bass.

Natasha released a solo cassette called "Voice Memos" in 2016 via Happy Accident Records that collected spontaneous and intimate recordings spanning several years. In 2017, Natasha and Josh released "Serious Dreams" via Eiderdown Records and toured the west coast in support of the album. Currently, somesurprises is performing regularly with Emma Danner on bass and working on their first full length record with Paurl Walsh at ExEx Audio.
Venue Information:
Clock-Out Lounge
4864 Beacon Ave SO
Seattle, WA, 98108