Matron Records presents:
Seal Eggs / Ermine / Ppoacher ppoacher / Tone Ranger
Tuesday, October 23rd
8pm / $5-10 Suggested Donation
Ghost. --- 2889 Trades West Rd
• • • Seal Eggs • • •
Seal Eggs is the ambient pop project of Gwen Wolfenbarger. She weaves dense emotional soundscapes, using processed voice, harp, and electronics to translate her disembodied experiences with gender dysphoria and depression.
eal Eggs self-released her debut EP, Sunday Will Be Snow, in November, 2016, and is based in Colorado Springs, CO.
"...just as visceral and emotional an experience as any hardcore or emo show I’ve ever attended." -Heidi Beedle, Colorado Springs Independent
• • • Ermine • • •
Black Girl Magick Time-traveling space loops
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"Caitlin Brothers of ppoacher ppoacher’s unique use of voice and earnestly goofy stage presence have left audiences wondering if the performer before them was an ethereal goblin, a feral roof dog, a long lost friend, a hillbilly Kate Bush impersonator, a banshee suffering an identity crisis, or a bag of feelings parading as a woman……
Brothers’ distinct writing style is marked by congenial contrasts: passionate & playful, calculated & relaxed, approachable & quirky. The lyrics communicate a simultaneous existential dread and intoxicating thrill of living and loving, a practice in raw and shameless vulnerability.
The recent addition of Nathan Smerage's contemporary old timer string stylings has made these tunes a bed of haunting and cyclical whimsy. Originally playing rock n roll guitar, this intensely talented instrumentalist found a new love in ragtime, fingerpicking and clawhammer banjo. All of these aspects dance together in his playing, creating a sense of warm timelessness and some just straight up catchy hooks.
Residing in Santa Fe, NM by way of Fayetteville, AR, the influence of the land that made the woman making the music is palpable. Vocal Melodies expanding and contracting like a drive through the Sangre De Cristo Mountains, dipping howls and glottal stops like the churning of the Buffalo River, earthy grit of guttural tones like the red clay mud both lands harbor.
One can easily hear the influence of various folk music traditions, pop sensibilities, old school country heartbreak, peppered with a feeling of moving through other worlds....primarily the emotional landscape; beauty transmuted through valleys of deep pain, peaks of ecstatic joy, soft rolling hills of serenity, jagged rock formations of rage, and the bizarre catharsis of the open hearted exploration of it all. The performer as vehicle, steering you through with spells of the tenor banjo, celtic harp, and mostly human voice."
• • • Tone Ranger • • •
Tone Ranger makes dance and ambient music that reflects the supernatural beauty of the American Southwest. Filled with light and shadow, speed and stillness, chaos and order, the music moves you into realms of free expression and wild imagination.
Tone Ranger’s self-titled debut is an invitation to explore nature and the cosmos through movement. He blends sweet melodies and dynamic textures with full-blown psychedelic elements, like a Dali painting that dances. There is a spiritual element that permeates these songs, which you hear in the Native flutes, natural percussion, field recordings, and signature cosmic lap steel - all electrified, all magically interwoven.