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As part of SOUND Festival, The Lemon Tree & interesting music promotions present:

DAMON & NAOMI with MICHIO KURIHARA + PICASTRO + ADRIAN CROWLEY

Thursday 22nd November 2007

The Lemon Tree, 5 West North Street, Aberdeen AB24 5AT. Phone (01224) 642230

Doors 7.30pm Onstage 8.00pm

Tickets 9/6 subject to booking fee available from the Lemon Tree Box Office, One Up (01224) 642682 and online at http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk

http://www.lemontree.org

http://www.myspace.com/interestingmusic

http://www.sound-scotland.co.uk

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DAMON & NAOMI with MICHIO KURIHARA

Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang formerly of Galaxie 500 bring their dreamy contemplative folk-rock to Aberdeen for the first time - one of only three UK dates as part of a European Tour to promote their new album release Within These Walls. They will be joined for this evening by guitarist Michio Kurihara of Japanese psych-rock band Ghost.

"[Kurihara] hasn't so much altered what they do as augmented it, often beautifully. The results are occasionally breathtaking.... rare and graceful" [MOJO magazine]

http://www.myspace.com/damonandnaomi

http://www.damonandnaomi.com

PICASTRO

Picastro are an amazing collective from Toronto based around singer Liz Hysen. To celebrate the release of their third CD, they make a very welcome return to Aberdeen after their staggering debut in May 05. As always, there will be moments of heartbreaking beauty and heart-wrenching despair, made via an even more stripped down instrumentation of cello, guitar and Hysen's use of vocals more as a lead instrument than just another texture in the mix.

Picastro weave an abstract framework of extended, moody soundtracks [The Wire]

http://www.myspace.com/picastro

http://www.picastro.net

ADRIAN CROWLEY

Adrian Crowley, a self-taught guitarist from Dublin, sings disparate songs with a deep, gentle voice, and writes touching ballads with a sensitive flair.

The minute you hear Adrians soft, woozy monotone crack into song, and reverberate through the speakers, you'll drift away. He plays the electric guitar, rocking it around his waist, and bending the neck to produce a shudderingly ambient and sonorous ringing sound. His music hits you like the fever you get when you come in from the cold, sending your temperature soaring. [Fence Records]

"A satisfying and beautifully rendered collection of melancholia." [Alternative Press]

http://www.myspace.com/adriancrowley

http://www.adriancrowley.com

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  • 1 month later...
seems like a deal, although I know nothing about Mr Leven

but I will check him out. Any CD's worth investing in?

yeh IMP being very generous BUT don't loose sight of the fact that the Damon & Naomi

night has a FANTASTIC TRIPLE artist line-up. Could just be the best one we have ever been involved in.........

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some more select quotes on Damon & Naomi...

The relationship with Kurihara is wonderfully productive, embedding the duo's dreamy psychedelic songs into a richly layered sound that occasionally bares its teeth and threatens to turn vicious. [The Wire]

A rarefied exemplar of genteel bliss [MOJO magazine]

THURSDAY!

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hey guys got my copy of Whore Luck by Picastro, its very engaging & pretty wonderful; they deserve to be heard by lots on Thursday so here are some quotes via Polyviynl label

Comparisons to Godspeed You Black You Emperor! and Dirty Three are inevitable, but Picastro also lay down all sorts of eastern European folk vibes. The beauty of the album unfurls slowly but surely. -The Independent

Picastro's darkly moody, orchestral soundscapes echo everything from the Nico-fronted Velvets and the depressingly stark

songs of Smog to Cat Power. -Now

Exudes a sound seemingly tormented by sleep-deprivation, pain, and most pressingly - fear... Caught between Elliott Smith and

Godspeed You Black Emperor, balancing pretty acoustic melodies with chillingly shrill clangs and screeches. -Pitchfork Media

It's a beautiful car crash of an album, simultaneously pretty and dissonant, and utterly compelling no matter how jarring it

gets. -All Music

What raises Picastro above the herd of atmospheric noise-makers is that these tracks aren't instrumental jams, they're songs with all the structure and emotional closure that this implies.

-The Sunday Times U.K.

Heavy on doom, atmosphere, with violin, cello, piano and guitar all creating a sense of incipient Menace. -Q Magazine

A gloomy variant of folk blues with a wide reach. -The Wire

What really makes the band is Liz Hysen's vocals--strong, caramel textured and anything but ordinary. We just love it when a

band comes out of nowhere on us. -Time Out New York

Toronto's Picastro are a succulent mix of female vocals, cello, steeped electric and acoustic guitars, and drums to dwell

upon. -Delusions of Adequacy

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cheers min... :up:

some more Adrian Crowley stuff...new album launch was last Friday at The Luminaire in London.

Adrian Crowley has toured extensively in the UK, USA and Europe with Adem and James Yorkston Damon & Naomi (ex- Galaxie 500), and Hood. He has also shared the bill with Animal Collective, Jose Gonzalez, Fence Collective, Arab Strap, Badly Drawn Boy and has recorded with Steve Albini.

In an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, Ryan Adams named Crowley one of his favourite underground songwriters. Here's what some other people have been saying about this ground-breaking artist . . .

FROM LOSING TODAY:

". . . the most brooding moment of shadow filled pop this side of Black Heart Procession. Quite personal and quite simply perfect."

FROM DREAM MAGAZINE (USA):

"Frozen into a snowbank of deep sorrow. Slow ages of exquisitely rendered details and craft supporting these gentle soft-spoken insular folk songs.

THE NEW YORKER (USA):

"Crowley transcends the limitations of his chosen genre thanks to a deep, captivating voice and a light touch."

PLAN B MAGAZINE:

"Like Nick Drake strung-out on the minor chords and major catastrophes in the lives of Low."

HOT PRESS:

"If there were any justice in the world, Crowley's time would be right now, for this music is consummately, overwhelmingly and blindingly gorgeous."

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kinda think thats worth repeating

some more Adrian Crowley stuff...new album launch was last Friday at The Luminaire in London. Adrian Crowley has toured extensively in the UK, USA and Europe with Adem and James Yorkston Damon & Naomi (ex- Galaxie 500), and Hood. He has also shared the bill with Animal Collective, Jose Gonzalez, Fence Collective, Arab Strap, Badly Drawn Boy and has recorded with Steve Albini. "

Also Adrain is now starting to headline gigs in ever bigger venues in London.......

this is a coup for Aberdeen

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kinda think thats worth repeating

Also Adrain is now starting to headline gigs in ever bigger venues in London.......

this is a coup for Aberdeen

This will be the fourth time in the past couple of years we have put on Adrian in Aberdeen, which is possibly the most out of any artist, indicating how highly we think of him.

Also, this time he will have members of HOOD and Elysian Quartet backing him.

Absolutely unmissable.

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