Scratch Records & CiTR PRESENT: SYNTHCAKE Release Party! w/ WINTERMITTS & THEE AHS


May 11

The Interurban Art Gallery (1 East Hastings)

Come hang with us and Synthcake to celebrate the release of their brand new EP “Molding Through Seasons.” A truly unique four piece from East Van, they incorporate everything from triple synthesizers to a glockenspiel into their gothic circus pop. With them will be genre bending Wintermitts, the low-fi pop group Thee AHs plus an art show. On top of that there will actual cake served.

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Synthcake, the “Sci-fi-delic” East Van 4 piece, released their first EP, Musicophilia in July 2011.
The band has carved out a series of haunting yet unbelievably catchy Circus-pop tunes that feature triple synthesizers, keyboards, accordion, trumpet, glockenspiel and drums providing a backdrop for a crashing and banging electronic carnival dancefloor sound, supporting front woman Lana Pitre’s enchanting and powerful vocals. Folks have compared the bands creepy dance ballads to “electronic banshee serenades” echoing through an “evil abandoned fair ground” and have described them as a cross between Portishead and Tom Waits.

A genre bending six-piece from the rain-soaked left hand corner of Canada, in a city called Vancouver. They sing in French and English. They rock out on trumpets and accordions. They waltz when they need to and they’re as absorbing (and comforting!) as you’d hope a winter mitten would be.
Since 2005, they’ve been soothing souls in a way that Chicken Soup could only dream of. Watching them live is like peering into the playroom of six best friends, swapping instruments whenever they please and letting love drift like dandelion seeds.

75% woman, 25% man and 100% AHmazing, Ahsome, AHnbelievable, AHxtraordinary, Ahxcellent and so on… …. .. .. WELCOME to Thee AHs Nation! We hope you AHnjoy your stay. Don’t leave too soon! We’re a few light years away so we won’t see you often. .. LAHve Thee AHs, Thee AHs Nation Nymphets, Thee AHrmy, Thee NAHvy, Thee FAHnlets from across the galaxy

Plus an showcasing of art by Jorden Blue & David James Doody. Although each artist offers a uniquely individual approach to the discourse of visual arts, they share a common focus on the materialism of cultural codification. Their combined individual practices have been heavily influenced by world travel and the cross pollination of mass media, ritual and fetishistic cultures. Their practice moves freely between new media, sculpture, and painting.

Free art opening and reception at 8:00 PM.
$10.00 cover after 9:00 PM or $8.00 (plus service charge) advance tickets from Red Cat, Scratch, or Zulu.

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Sponsored by CiTR 101.9FM