Mild High Club

Late Show

Mild High Club


Wed, October 25, 2017

Doors: 9:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


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Mild High Club - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Mild High Club
Chicago born and bred Alexander Brettin is the man behind the Mild High Club moniker. After relocating to Los Angeles in 2012, his demos caught the ears of some local musicians and labels, eventually finding their way to Stones Throws’ Peanut Butter Wolf. After signing with Stones Throw, Mild High Club released their debut LP in September 2015, which Pitchfork described as “a record full of psychedelic soft rock that draws strongly from White-album era Beatles and T-Rex, with swirls of '80s-indebted synthpop.”

The band quickly became a preferred supporting act on the road, touring with King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Allah-las, Quilt, Youth Lagoon, Wire, and appearing at festivals near and wide, their live act described as “hypnotizing and ethereal”.

The release of 2016’s Skiptracing was a major step forward for the band, which Aquarium Drunkard described as a “cool, grooving blend of lo-fi psych, lounge, and exotica”, a thematic, psychedelic jazz-pop odyssey whose story arc follows a private investigator attempting to trace the steps of the sound and the spirit of American music.
Anemone - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Chloé Soldevila and her musicians have built a psychedelic pop world with twangy guitar riffs and haunting synth lines. A bed of flowers on which the singer’s catchy vocals lay. Anemone is an ode to love.

Coming from a family of artists, Montreal native yet, raisedbetween Barcelona and Montreal and growing up in the arts has led Chloé to be in musical training from a very young age, graduating from high school with special mentions in classical piano and flute. After pursuing jazz piano studies in Cegep, she left musical training to pursue her own specific goals within different styles of music and, study Photography and Film in Concordia University.

It’s the photography that brings her inspirations at first. As she was playing in her first rock’n’roll band, Chloé had the chance to meet several successful bands such as the Allah-Las, La Femme and Broncho, who were attracted to her photography talent and general unique presence, which led her to travel with bands, mostly in the United States (California) and France, to photograph them. These travels had ignited for Chloé a desire to write and compose her own music. Spending hours with musicians was the inspiration she needed to create her heartfelt music: with strong classical and counter melody composition, with words on youth about her life during those years, directly inspired by the observations she would make on herself and on the life of the many young artists she met along the way. When Chloé established in Montreal, she had one goal in mind: making her own music.

Historically, great music encounters were made in bars, and this is precisely where she met the musicians for Anemone. She knew that the drummer Miles Dupire-Gagnon (Elephant Stone, The Brooks, Samito) and the guitarist Gabriel Lambert (Elephant Stone, Besnard Lakes, Leif Vollbekk) would understand her sound and help bring it to the next level. Since September 2015, she has been working with them and others on a 10 tracks recording. Miles introduced Chloé to a talented bassist, Grégoire Carrier Bonneau (Daby Touré, Kalmunity Vibe Collective, Labess). Then, Zach Irving, guitarist and back vocals, joined the group. With Chloé singing and playing keyboards, the band was completed.

When you hear Anemone, you can feel a classical influence, California’s psychedelic music and a modern touch of pop music. The band has already done a couple of shows, and it has been said that it has a unique and interesting sound.

Love for everyone. Anemone loves you.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002