It's a new week and I'm heading to the Bluebird Theater to check out some of the biggest names in a new category of electronic music. The three acts playing at the Bluebird Theater tonight are on the forefront of a movement in music that is still taking shape, and to me, they don't wholly fit into any existing category. The different artists all draw from a number of different influences and use synthesized sounds that seem to come from an '80s vision of the future, complete with glitchy pops, buzzes and other 8-bit computer-like sounds. Whether you call it future pop, synth-wave, noise-pop, or chillwave, this music certainly does sound like it is retro music from the future.
Comtruise "Brokendate" MP3 by The FADER
Purity ring is the self-proclaimed future pop duo of Megan James and Corin Roddick who hail from Edmonton, Canada. This duo has an incredibly exciting form of electronic music that has seems to have a mind-boggling set of influences. The base of their music is electro-pop, but on top of that are layers of glitch, noise pop, new wave, Southern hip-hop (think heavy snares, chopped and screwed vocal samples), 8-bit, and modern pop/R&B. Purity Ring's sound is a collage of influences used to create something completely new, and Megan James' vocals are the perfect splash of color to Corin Roddick's musical canvas. Check out "Ungirthed".
Ungirthed by PURITY RING
The doors open at the Bluebird Theater at 7:00PM and music starts at about 8:00PM. The show is all ages and tickets are $17.