Lost Lake Presents
Son And Cynic
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmLost Lake
$8.00 - $10.00
This event is 16 and over
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Sometimes you have to dance in the wreckage to make truthful art. Over the past
few years, alt-rock artist Emily Bell has been on a path of glorious destruction,
moving away from industry artistic paradigms to follow the music yelling at her
The Austin-based artist’s latest EP is titled, Kali, in reference to the Hindu Goddess
of Destruction. Like its moniker suggests, it’s a boldly expressive release. It melds
the swagger of garage rock with the textural possibilities of synthetic sounds for an
empowering artistic statement.
“This EP is me being brutally honest and following my heart as a lyricist,” the Austin,
Texas-based artist shares. Central to Emily’s path has been a formative moment when she walked away from the allure of a career as a soul/R&B artist. At the time, she felt stifled by the stodgy female artist stereotypes that still existed in the industry. She relocated from LA to Austin to free herself. There she assembled a band, The Talkbacks, and began writing songs with a defiant emotionality. Her new music combined the dizzying beauty of her soul-influenced singing and songwriting with the sass and snarl of 1990s alt-rock and garage rock.
In 2014, Emily unleashed her debut, In Technicolor. It garnered rave reviews from
press and radio. In Austin, she was awarded “Best New Artist” by the Austin Music
Awards. Select highlights during that album cycle include performances at SXSW,
CMJ, and Float Fest.
Kali is a different beast from its predecessor. It favors a rugged bottom end crafted
from burly live drums layered, in parts, with programmed beats, and it embraces
expansive synth textures. It’s an artistic breakthrough rooted in loss (a tragic death
in the family) and enlightenment gleaned from two months spent in India where
Emily learned of Kali, the “Goddess Of Destruction.” Kali’s power resonated with
Emily because of her own passion and commitment for embodying, and furthering,
strong female archetypes.
A fiery sense of empowerment imbues Kali. The EP opens with a rhythmic dissonant
pummeling—the introductory musical motif conjures a wall being battered down.
The track, “Can’t Talk Back,” melds strutting garage rock with filthy electronica, and it could be a Riot Grrrl anthem for 2017. Fittingly, it’s video rallies around women in sports and features a women’s football team and rowdy female football players. The title track is both tribal and tender, trading in extremes of delicate atmospheric pop and burly alt-rock. Its video reflects these contrasts by gloriously mixing and matching arty imagery with sensual imagery. Another stunning EP moment is the delicately powerful “Goldmine,” a stirring and galvanizing track for communities threatened because they’re on the fringe of mainstream culture.
Having Kali course through Emily has been transformative. She says: “This EP taught me that I can share my truth, and remove my inhibitions. It made me stronger and emboldened.”
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