The Essex Green

Collective Concerts Presents (early show)

The Essex Green

Sat, August 11, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm

The Drake Hotel

Toronto, ON

$15.00

This event is 19 and over

Advance tickets also available at Rotate This & Soundscapes 

The Essex Green
The Essex Green
Worldwide Release Date: June 29, 2018
MRG633
© (c) & (p) Merge Records 2018
Fans will recognize The Essex Green’s signature sound in this work, their first since 2006's Cannibal Sea: stacks of harmonies, upbeat melodies telling melancholy tales, layers of keys and sparkling Telecasters. Their time-honored custom of fusing obsession with spontaneity has been refined through experience and wisdom.

Hardly Electronic explores the evolution of old friendships, the sadness of losing touch, the inadequacies of technology, and finally, the desire for reconnection with songs like “Bye Bye Crow” and “Slanted by Six.” Themes of connectivity for the online generation are on display in the war cry chorus of “Don’t Leave It in Our Hands,” while songs like “Bristol Sky” and “January Says” hint at how the same technology-connected culture can create division and distance, even in the most personal of relationships. On the flip side, the wonders of technology (and jumbo jets) made the recording possible. With Sasha Bell living in Montana, Christopher Ziter in Vermont, and Jeff Baron on the river, finding ways to work together was challenging. The result is classic Essex Green sonic diversity.
Venue Information:
The Drake Hotel
1150 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M6J 1J3
http://www.thedrakehotel.ca/