Wed, May 10 • 7:00PM
The Atlanta Room
THE NEW UP / ALEXIS ROBERTS / JOHN THEFRUITMAN
$8 AT DOOR
THE NEW UP
Politically charged yet intensely introspective, raw in emotion yet cinematic in scope, San Francisco's The New Up has turned out three EPs (Gold, Better Off, Broken Machine) and one full-length (Palace of Industrial Hope). The New Up's sophomore album, Tiny Mirrors - released on February 3rd of this year, came to life in three distinctly charmed spaces: a self-built studio in the group's San Francisco "band house," an intimate Marin home surrounded by redwoods, and a secluded barn in a seaside Mendocino town. The New Up channeled their DIY spirit and sonic ingenuity into infusing gritty garage rock with lush textures and lavish atmospherics.
Equally the result of an exacting, metamorphic songwriting process, Tiny Mirrors reveals itself as a gorgeous paradox: a collection of songs that give a bracing glimpse at the state of the world but still feels fiercely intimate; an album that's supremely life-affirming despite all its apocalyptic overtones.
From the suburbs of Atlanta's Northside comes Alexis Roberts, a singer/song-writer/guitarist keen on authenticity. She draws a line so fine between her own personal ideologies and the melodies fluttering around within her mind that the music made and released under her government name drips with transparency.
I'm John Thefruitman, but wait there's more..