Archive for September, 2013

Indie band Typhoon to play Houston House of Blues October 10th

The band Typhoon will play a show at the House of Blues (Bronze Peacock) on October 10th

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Typhoon is an American indie rock band from Oregon.

The band has eleven members. They have released four albums, two EPs, a split 7-inch record withOlympia-based band Lake, and have contributed to a number of compilations. The band originated in Salem, Oregon in 2005 but is now based in Portland, Oregon. They are signed to the indie record label Tender Loving Empire.

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Typhoon’s music is marked by complicated arrangements and careful orchestration. Live performances routinely involve 12 or more band members playing at once. According to Lauren Rosenthal at mySpoonful which describes new music: “The group masterfully combines indie rock instrumentals and vocals with violins, percussion, hand claps, xylophone, horns and a choir of other instruments, making for inspiring and catchy songs.

Their early recordings reveal a greater degree of experimentation with various styles, including a number of “sea shanties”, country western and Eastern European-inspired songs. Their more recent output, including their album Hunger & Thirst and its companion EP, A New Kind of House, show a more focused and consistent sound, and a greater focus on creating a cohesive thematic through-line. Many of the songs are preoccupied with mortality and directly reference lead singer and primary songwriter Kyle Morton’s own struggle with Lyme Disease as a child.

 

Empire of the Sun @ Warehouse Live, Houston on 09/20/2013

Empire of the Sun is playing Warehouse Live in Houston Sept 20th! For tickets, click here.

The band just released its latest album “Ice On The Dune” in June and the new single “Alive” is killing it – #1 Billboard Club Hit, #1 HypeMachine artist & track, support from KCRW & KROQ, performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, press support from Rolling Stone, Billboard, Associated Press and more, plus an out-of-this-world video shot by the folks at JJ Abrams production company.

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“Empire of the Sun gets it right. Wherever you dance this summer, you will be dancing to this record.” – Associated Press

“Everything about Empire of the Sun is larger than life: The band name, the futuristic stage personas, the Dune-inspired album art and – most importantly – the music”– Rolling Stone

“It’s hard not to love every minute of ‘Alive’” – Billboard

 

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