In Tall Buildings

In Tall Buildings

The Effects

Wed March 28

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is all ages

In Tall Buildings - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
In Tall Buildings
Akinetic, the new album from Chicago songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Erik Hall’s one-man polymathic project In Tall Buildings sees its creator plunge headlong into allegories of communication, loss, impulse, vice, and mass-denialism. With the addition of producer and engineer Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Iron & Wine) Hall crashes through the aforementioned subject matter with brightness and lucidity, yielding his most intelligent and focused songwriting yet. Working out of his house with Deck in Pilsen, Chicago, Hall’s efforts yield ten tracks of spacious and textured handmade pop, comprising one of the most sharply written and deftly recorded home-studio albums in memory.

Due out March 2nd 2018 on Western Vinyl, Akinetic could not have transpired in any other time. Since his 2015 LP, Driver, Erik Hall has produced records for ambient artist Justin Walter and labelmates Lean Year, all while touring perpetually and sowing the seeds for his own new album. Where his previous titles were natural documents of his musicianship and songcraft, Akinetic arose from deliberate intent to write in concrete pop forms, lyrically informed by what he observed of modern culture, namely its fixation on technology-driven pseudo-progress at the cost of direct communication. “Rather than merely dwell in an inviting musical bed,” Hall states, “I wanted to write songs with intentionality that would more directly declare themselves to a listener instead of just passively inviting them in.
The Effects - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
The Effects
The Effects have Ian MacKaye's ear, and for fans of D.C.-style punk or post-punk, that's endorsement enough. Stacked with the bass player from Deleted Scenes and the vocalist from Faraquet, The Effects attribute much of their musical inspiration to our nation's capital, which also happens to be the city they call home. Though the group hasn't released a full-length yet, it's been releasing a single a month for a bit now... Drawing from all sorts of angular, jaunty D.C. acts like The Dismemberment Plan, Q And Not U, and even Fugazi, their sound consists of perfectly updated takes on the D.C. sound.
Venue Information:
DC9 Nightclub
1940 9th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001