Grails

Manic Presents:

Grails

Landing

Tue, October 17, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Ballroom at The Outer Space

Hamden, CT

$15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Grails
Grails
Rather than pick up where they left off, Grails take the sky-high riff-based heaviness of their earlier albums and distill it into a nuanced, widescreen opus. The perennial influences of mid-20th century Western film scores, obscure library music, and psychedelic krautrock are indelibly imprinted, but Chalice Hymnalexudes an eerie patience in unfurling the many layers of its subtle details. Produced by the band over the past five years, Chalice Hymnal bears some of the European psych and experimental hip-hop production techniques of founding members Alex Hall and Emil Amos’ other group, Lilacs & Champagne. Amos’ meditative metal band, Om, and longtime singer-songwriter project, Holy Sons, also naturally find their way into the Chalice cauldron. Rounding out their line-up, cofounder Zak Riles (also of experimental kraut-psych trio, Watter) layers synths and programming into an electronic-prog hybrid that pushes Grailsfurther into the deep end, displaying a profound resonance, both musically and emotionally. No one else sounds like Grails, and on Chalice Hymnal they sound more like themselves than ever before
Landing
Landing was started in 1998 and includes Aaron Snow, Adrienne Snow and Daron Gardner. They have released ten full lengths and a slew of EP's and 7" singles on labels including K Records, El Paraiso, Geographic North, Strange Attractors Audio House, Ba Da Bing!, Music Fellowship, and These Are Not Records. Landing's music has been described as "inhabiting that amorphous space where time itself expands and contracts according to a delay pedal setting, and dream pop blurs into dream proper"-Pitchfork.

Inspired by first wave shoegaze, space rock, psych, krautrock, post-punk, post-rock, ambient, drone, and experimental musics, Landing forges these influences into "some of the best avant-prog and lo-fi space rock around" -5 star review Mojo.
Landing has toured extensively across the USA, playing with bands including Windy & Carl, Kinski, Dirty Projectors, White Rainbow, Hood, Bardo Pond, Sonic Boom, Paik, A Place To Bury Strangers and many more. As veterans of the space-rock, shoegaze, psychedelic music scene, Landing has performed at two Terrastocks and a Brainwaves festival.
Venue Information:
The Ballroom at The Outer Space
295 Treadwell Street
Building G
Hamden, CT, 06514