The Bowery Presents


Salt Cathedral, Told Slant

Sat, April 29, 2017

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

Brooklyn Steel

Brooklyn, NY


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Mitski warmly recalls a quote from sculptor El Anatsui, "Art grows out of each particular situation, and I believe that artists are better off working with whatever their environment throws up."

With this nerve exposed lyrically, and having dived into her new beginning, Mitski chooses her 2014 breakthrough album Bury Me at Makeout Creek to explore uncharted sonic territory, trading in large string arrangements for guitar and bass. While studying composition at SUNY Purchase's music conservatory, she previously recorded music with a full orchestra.

However as college graduation inched closer, Mitski moved away from the concert hall and into the campus' active DIY scene. Upon relocating to New York following graduation, she entered stages at Death By Audio, Silent Barn, and Bed Stuy basements, entrenching her songs of love, fear, lust, and brilliant clarity into entirely sympathetic ears.

Since releasing Bury Me at Makeout Creek, Mitski has received international acclaim for her distinct, arresting sound and profoundly reflective lyrics. Pitchfork applauded the release as "inventive and resourceful," while Rolling Stone celebrated her "deep-cutting lyrics." NME said of Bury Me, "it's a record that doesn't tug at your heart-strings as much as it mercilessly pounds at them, taking to your emotions like a lead pipe to a piñata." She has also received widespread attention for her "cathartic" live shows as dubbed by The New York Times' Jon Caramanica.

"I was so young when I behaved 25," Mitski sings on "First Love / Late Spring," "yet now I find I've grown into a tall child." This veritable thesis speaks to sentiments of the poetry and beauty of struggling up the hill to adulthood. Mitski follows El Anatsui's humbling advice, cathartically revealing snapshots from her adventures in youth, and the empowerment found in sharing these stories with others. In 2015 Mitski is poised to continue delivering her particular flavor ofsoul-baring rock, and tour throughout North America and beyond.
Salt Cathedral
Salt Cathedral
Salt Cathedral is the electronic project of Nicolás Losada and Juliana Ronderos, New York based Colombian musicians from Bogotá. Their music combines elements of trip-hop and ambient genres with folkloric influences from many cultures. The band’s most recent record, Oom Velt, has been favorably reviewed by Pitchfork, The FADER, and Consequence of Sound. “Oom Velt,” a phonetic corruption of the German “umwelt,” makes reference to the individuality of experience – the discrete “worlds” as they are experienced by different organisms.

The Guardian, in their coverage of the E.P.’s lead single “Holy Soul,” describes Salt Cathedral as “purveyors of breezy electronic pop with lightly tropical rhythms and deathlessly pretty vocals’’.

Nicolás and Juliana perform extensively in New York, and have supported act such as Hundred Waters, Young and Sick, and Freelance Whales and Cibo Matto on tour. They have also played shows around the world in Japan, France, Switzerland and Colombia.

On stage, the band combines live instrumentals, electronics, and choreographed lighting to create an immersive environment of “crackling energy” (Pitchfork).
Told Slant
Told Slant is a bedroom punk band from New York, the music of Felix Walworth.
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Steel
319 Frost Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11222