RITUAL TALK | MAKEUP GIRL
with Lake Alden
Downstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 7:00 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM
ON SALE NOW!
Sunday May 26, 2019
Described by the Washington Post as "throwback indie rock," Makeup Girl is a music lover's dream come true. From their humble beginnings as a rock duo started by singer Brody Steck and drummer Caleb Schiebel, the band has expanded and matured into something much greater - something new.
Drawing from the likes of Stevie Wonder, the Strokes, Funkadelic, and the Arctic Monkeys, Makeup Girl's sound can be described as an explosive combination of pop rock and other genres including jazz, R&B, latin, and funk. Drummer Caleb Schiebel tirelessly pushes his set to the height of its capabilities, pumping out tight rhythms that allow guitar lines and melodies to run wild. Audiences should expect an engaging live show, ranging from energizing rock songs to dreamy jazz inspired numbers. Makeup Girl songs are filled with surprises as the band flows from groove to groove, seamlessly switching tempo and time signatures as the songs progress.
Ritual Talk is a Brooklyn-based trio making psychedelic indie rock with a hint of soul. Each song is imbued with their unmistakable blend of lush instrumentation and exploratory vocal arrangements, forming a cohesive yet diverse body of work. Led by songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Alex DeSimine and joined by drummer Tom Criblez and fellow multi-instrumentalist Dylan Gleit, each member of the band uses every limb they have to create a soundscape that transcends their three-person appearance.
Last year we went on a self-booked 6.5-week national tour across the US and back, along with releasing a single in February and our debut LP in November, with songs featured on Spotify's All New Indie and The Wild Honey Pie's Best 100 Songs of 2019. This year we're going on another full national run and a few regional runs (We'll actually be in Burlington, VT a few weeks before WW Winooski) and will be releasing multiple singles later this year.
Their debut LP “Plans” comes at the end of a long journey from five people to three. The lineup change became the catalyst for a multitude of internal upgrades: within six months, the trio had booked their own 45-day, 30-show tour and self-recorded and mixed their first full-length record. Day one of tour was a packed house at NYC staple Mercury Lounge and the release of the album's first single, “Something To Look Forward To.” As Ritual Talk’s first national tour made its way across the country, singles from the record began.