In their own words, “SUPER COLOR SUPER INTERNATIONAL SHOWS ARE F$@%ING BACK!!!”
And the line-up is f$@%ing huge.
Fresh from their focus on Bus King, a project promoting gigs all over Korea for local bands, the DIY booking agency have hand-picked Beach House, Grimes, Japandroids, Dirty Beaches and Lymbyc Systym as their first international concerts since Blonde Redhead back in May.
Two-piece noise-rock Canadian band Japandroids came onto the international music scene with debut album Post-Nothing in 2009 and have been rising ever since. Celebration Rock is their newest album, “described as living fireworks that the deepest, darkest nights could not extinguish.” See them in Seoul on Valentine’s Day 2013.
Beach House are the most established act on the list with six years of music-making to build on their whimsical indie dreampop. Their beautiful, melodic sounds are uplifting as well as mellow – Time magazine says that Beach House’s vocals “soar with joy while breaking your heart.”
2013.JAN 23 @ INTERPARK ART CENTER
Advance 77,000 / Door 88,000
Pitchfork slapped a high 8.2 out of 10 mark on Dirty Beaches’ Badlands album, dubbing it, “raunchy, old-fashioned, and pompadoured, there’s nothing else that sounds like this right now.” Alex Hungtai, aka Dirty Beaches, makes stunning, alternative, vintage sounds that have many people comparing him to Elvis Presley with a modern day twist.
We’re absolutely in love with the track below.
Grimes is a relatively new act, having only been making music for two years. She’s blowing up right now though, her “eccentric pop music for the digital age” is seriously hyped by purveyors of cool everywhere including the, err, BBC.
She’ll be appearing at the Rolling Hall in March with a new concert set-up incorporating a full live band. Should be very cool.
Exciting stuff! Roll on 2013.
Tickets are now on sale. Find info at supercolorsuper.com.