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Bad Moves, Felix Pilar

Sun July 1

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



This event is all ages

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Bellows is the bedroom recording project of songwriter and producer Oliver Kalb. The sound of Bellows is sensory and delicate, subtle and quiet but erupting with frantic wobbling drums, large orchestral sections and bursts of noise that push the conventions of pop and folk. Started in late 2010 in a dorm room at Bard College, Bellows has since blossomed from solo recording experiment into a large-scale rock band, employing the help of The Epoch collective to bring Kalb's intimate home recordings to life on stage. The live band features Gabrielle Smith (Eskimeaux), Felix Walworth (Told Slant) & Henry Crawford (Small Wonder), each of whose particular sensibilities work to translate Bellows’ intimate recordings into sweeping, loud, and intense live performances.

Bellows’ sophomore record "Blue Breath" was recorded over the course of three years, in five bedrooms across the country, and was released in 2014 by Dead Labour. The record was recorded by layering dozens of strange sounds over would-be humble folk songs, the result being a soaring pop record that treads the line between minuscule and gigantic. "Blue Breath" was named one of Bob Boilen of NPR's All Songs Considered's favorite records of 2014.

Bellows’ upcoming third album “Fist & Palm” marks a drastic change in Kalb’s sound. Mixed by Jack Greenleaf (Eskimeaux, Sharpless), the record experiments with aggressive sequenced drums and electronic sounds, taking its influence as much from contemporary pop as it does from early 2000’s Pacific-Northwest lo-fi. “Fist & Palm” will be released in Fall 2016 by Double Double Whammy.
Bad Moves
Bad Moves
Formed in Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2015, Bad Moves is David Combs (guitar), Emma Cleveland (bass), Katie Park (guitar), and Daoud Tyler-Ameen (drums). On November 18, Don Giovanni Records will release the band’s self-titled debut EP. It includes four songs recorded at Lurch, a studio run by Danny Saperstein (Flasher) and Owen Wuerker (Big Hush).

Combs, Park, and Tyler-Ameen each have a proven background writing melodic, punk-informed songs as members of Spoonboy, Hemlines, and Art Sorority For Girls respectively. Bad Moves was conceived as a way to stretch out a bit: to take a melody and break it down, to see if a hook might thrive in a different style or context. As a result, the music takes subtle inspiration from power-pop, new wave, and garage without being too on the nose. The songs are a little downcast, but not without a sense of humor -- and while the subject matter is rooted in the members' experience in D.C., the sentiments are often universal. Bad Moves summons a bit of cautious optimism in the face of wack day jobs, skyrocketing rent, and decaying expectations.

"For all its tongue-in-cheekiness, Bad Moves—the debut self-titled EP of the rising D.C. power-pop quartet, out on Don Giovanni Records—is firmly rooted in the real world. Asshole bosses, uncompromising landlords, self-serving businessmen, and frowning doctors; these familiar antagonists are featured as foils to the narrators throughout the album’s telling of a mundane day-to-day life. On the surface, the album’s themes can be bleak, but not uniformly so. Somewhere embedded in the defeatist refrain for “Shitty Tomorrow”—the EP’s opening track and lead single—is a sense of reluctant opportunity. Sure, “keep on working for a shitty tomorrow,” doesn’t instill a sense of hope for the future, like many young Americans felt this time of year eight years ago, but what’s noteworthy is that the operative word here isn’t “shitty” or “tomorrow,” but “working.” In the context of the lyrical themes throughout the four-song cassette, work sucks, but it’s also the only way up and out. " - Washington City Paper
Felix Pilar
Felix Pilar
Foster Carrots songs from beyond the grave and new even more self critical tunes.

Foster Carrots is the songwriting project of felix donate-perez (he/him), an 18 year old queer being from arlington virginia. Usually a solo project, occasionally involves some very talented friends.
Venue Information:
DC9 Nightclub
1940 9th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001