Twinsmith

Lost Lake Presents

Twinsmith

Salt Creek, Overslept

Friday, 8/3

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10 - $12

This event is 18 and over

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Twinsmith
Twinsmith
For Twinsmith, the occasion to make a third album came with an opportunity to distill their process down to its essential parts, and to re-focus the band’s perspective in order to fully embrace their sound. Longtime friends Smith and Regner had written a pair of records as Twinsmith, starting with 2013’s self-titled debut and then 2015’s Alligator Years – which earned press attention from outlets including NPR Music’s All Songs Considered, Interview, NYLON (‘Band Crush’), and Culture Collide, among others. While the lineup would grow to include bassist Sharp and other hired guns to round out the stage, the songwriting core learned to vary their approach while relying on each other to push the plot forward. Starting as DIY tinkerers in a basement, Smith and Regner would evolve their sound from hazy surf rock to a fuller, more dynamic guitar-and-keys pop appeal, making good use of the perks like recording studios and engineers that often come with progress. But as it came time to begin again for a new album, they found themselves looking back to the beginning, stripping back their process and recording in the dining room of their house using old synths and ‘80s drum machines.

Produced by friend and Omaha neighbor Graham Ulicny (Reptar, The Faint), this limitation on personnel would remain the only thing strict during the process. By removing distractions and relying on their own prowess, as well as pealing back the sound to create shorter, more direct songs, Twinsmith found that this laid back approach allowed them to focus on the same goals and to create something entirely for themselves. “The main goal was to makes something a bit more personal to us,” Smith says. “The last album was kind of in-your-face pop music and that’s why we made this so short and sweet; we wanted listeners to hear the small, distinct sounds we were working on. Because there were only a few people involved, we could make our decisions more directly. We wanted to make something we could use to relate to a bigger mass and bring people back.”

Stripping the words, the music, and the players down to their raw parts, Twinsmith have created a work of confident determination. Melodies soar and rhythms sway, the beats pulse with a laid back but urgent immediacy, and the simplicity of it all stitches the songs together in its mysterious way. From the simple three-color design of the cover to the process that created the sounds underneath, Stay Cool rewards with its ability to connect.
Salt Creek
Salt Creek
Hailing from Lincoln, Nebraska, Salt Creek has hardly taken a break since bursting onto the scene in April of 2016. Wasting no time at all, the band released a two-song demo and a music video almost immediately after announcing their presence, kicking off what would be a very active year. The summer found the band touring around the Midwest, engaging audiences from Minneapolis to Colorado Springs, and from Fargo to Kansas City.

After several months of playing shows regularly, Salt Creek slowed down briefly to travel to South Dakota, working with Jeremy Schaeffer at All Poetic Audio to record their first EP, a five-song album entitled “Where Strangers Go”. The record was mixed by Mat Kerekes of Citizen and mastered by Doug Van Sloan. The indie post-rock style of Salt Creek reflects the unique and eclectic histories of each of the band members, their music drawing on the contrast between the simple honesty of the band’s rural roots, and their distinct and seasoned musical backgrounds.
Overslept
Overslept
The waking moment when you realize you've overslept creates a unique sensation of urgency. That call to participate in the world and utilize what is left of the time you have is what inspired Elias Armao, Corban Roberts, Evan Zeller, and Mickey Postilion to pursue music more earnestly. Since Overslept's conception in December 2013 that mentality has grown the project from its acoustic-pop roots to a four-piece band with a consistent touring focus and no intention of sleeping in.

Overslept has shared the stage with Lydia, Sorority Noise, My Body Sings Electric, Comrades, and Tigerwine. They have released a full length LP ("I've Been Keeping To Myself"); as well as two EPs ("Overslept/Father Mountain Split" and "That's Not Very Punk Rock of You").

Critics rave that Overslept is "A bunch of babies," "Ed Sheeran the Band," and "Too energetic for my taste."

The band's passion for playing makes their live performance an exciting and cathartic experience that creates an inviting air of community.
Venue Information:
Lost Lake
3602 E. Colfax Ave
Denver, CO, 80206
http://lost-lake.com/