Light Asylum performs at Public Works this Wednesday (5/18) w/ Water Borders & Boyz IV Men.
Last August, Light Asylum played a stint of Bay Area shows, notably at The Eagle Tavern, Milk Bar, East Nile and the Mothertonge festival at the Brookdale Lodge (local support included Jonas Reinhardt, Boyz IV Men, Jealousy, and So Much Fun). What’s happened since? They’ve signed with Mexican Summer who will give the band’s self-released In Tension EP a proper release (June 14, 2011). They’re coming off a tour with Portland’s YACHT to glaze us in laser lights and arpeggiated keys.
Local garage-key electro trio Boyz IV Men will blast things off. Last year’s Sweat LP (Turn Up Records) got the Boyz (for short) a string of big venue shows with acts like Miami Horror, Grum, and Mr. Oizo. Now they have a bunch of new material and plan to go into the studio with Phil Manley (of Trans Am, Jonas Reinhardt, and Fucking Champs) who notably recorded the last Mi Ami EP, Dolphins. Look forward to that.
SF’s Water Borders are Amitai Heller and Loric Sih. The duo play gothed-out witch house jams. Cool thing is that they’re totally normal dudes. Last year, they recorded a track with UK-based Glasser, and this year they performed with Salem at 103 Harriet. I wasn’t there, but I heard it sounded awesome. So look forward to night of exciting local talent and some sweet Light Asylum.
At Public Works, with DJs WhITCH, NAKO, RICHIE PANIC. Advance Tickets are $7, or $10 at the door.
Video: Light Asylum // Dark Allies