Wildcat! Wildcat!

Collective Concerts Presents

Wildcat! Wildcat!

Marley Carroll

Tue, August 5, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm

The Drake Hotel

Toronto, ON

$13.00

www.collectiveconcerts.com

Advance Tickets available at: Rotate This and Soundscapes Music

Wildcat! Wildcat!
Wildcat! Wildcat!
"It was their Royal Tenenbaums-inspired calling card and flawless aesthetic that first caught our eye, but it wasn't long before the trio's technicolor serendipity pop had us hook, line and sinker…Wildcat create a bristling soundscape like no other. Multi-tiered synths build up and crumble like sovereign empires, with smoke breaks in between to recharge the self-destructive cycle, flawless production leaving the whole affair shining resplendently throughout." – Neon Gold
Marley Carroll
Marley Carroll
Marley Carroll is known among his peers as "the producer's producer." This distinction is both a blessing and a curse for the 28-year-old musician. A classically trained pianist and percussionist, but never content to color inside the lines, he became the youngest ever to win the title of Best Scratch DJ for his home state of North Carolina - at 17. In the ten years since, he has has never stopped pushing, undergoing a full transformation into a veteran electronic producer, vocalist, and live performer.

His self-produced 2007 debut album Melanaster was the result of meticulous bedroom alchemy, recalling a lost Radiohead LP submerged in ten feet of saltwater. The album's sound is found somewhere between the beautiful haze of early Nineties shoegaze rock (My Bloody Valentine) and early 2000's IDM (Autechre, Squarepusher). Smeared, melancholy pop songs tethered to abstract electronic rhythms, what NPR called "gorgeously subdued glitch-pop."

In 2011, Carroll truly came into his own as a producer and live performer. He developed a solo PA set to bring a more raw and improvisatory vision of his music to live audiences, combining vocals, turntables, hardware controllers, and live Moog synth. Carroll's onstage performances are exercises in understated talent that mix live vocals with stunning and unorthodox turntablist skills over a bed of sophisticated electronica. In 2012, he toured with forward-thinking producers like Shigeto, Dabrye, and Emancipator, and appeared at groundbreaking music festivals across the country (Moogfest, Decibel, Coachella). His 2012 EP R&S / Cedars was featured favorably by XLR8R. In 2013, he plans to release Sings, a full-length LP that combines the best of his recent instrumental work with his considerable skills as a songwriter. Think Caribou meets Four Tet, fronted by a Ben Gibbard-esque tenor.
Venue Information:
The Drake Hotel
1150 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M6J 1J3
http://www.thedrakehotel.ca/