The Temple of I & I Listening Party

Upstairs, All Ages

DOORS: 6:00 PM // SHOW: 6:30 PM

Come jam to DC's finest Thievery Corporation and their brand new album THE TEMPLE OF I & I as part of Songbyrd's ongoing #NEWMUSICFRIDAYseries! We'll play the album at 6:30, followed by Choice Sounds Happy Hour with Trev-Ski. We'll have copies of the record to win and purchase, as well as our always available kitchen fare.


Thievery Corporation
The Temple of I & I
Listening Party
+ Giveaways

at Songbyrd, 2/10
Doors: 6:00 PM
Spin: 6:30 PM
Choice Sounds: 7:30 PM


From Drowned in Sound:

If anyone can dub it, Thievery Corporation can. Here’s an act whose sound very much embodied the turn of the century. Coffee table, lo-fi ambient dub; A mutant form of trip-hop that defined the lounge music sound of the Noughties. Alongside such peers as Boozoo Bajou, Tosca and Peace Orchestra, the production duo comprising of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton set the template for chill-out compilations and soundtracks for the more middle-aged connoisseurs in us. Their previous outing Saudade was a modern age classic; a soft, bossa-nova influenced pastiche of dream beats and palettes. There’s also earlier records Radio Retaliation and The Mirror Conspiracy, classics in their own right. The Temple of I & I, although not a massive divergence in their sonic template, has a more roots and reggae feel. Recorded in Jamaica no less, the LP has that modern reggae sound, with a mixture of live instrumentation, local guest vocalists and digital trickery all mixed together like a chilled rum and cola, sipped on a sunny, evening.