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GOLD CONNECTIONS
with Nah

Songbyrd Presents
Upstairs, All Ages


DOORS: 8:30 PM // SHOW: 9:00 PM

Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge 

Wednesday September 25, 2019 

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After a debut release in 2017 on Fat Possum, Will Marsh has at last introduced the world to a Gold Connections full length, Popular Fiction. Their upcoming EP, Like A Shadow, will be out March 1, 2019, via Egghunt Records. We have a word for the kind of music Will makes, flush with heady, youthful firstness and stepped in the worn warmth of folk and blues. We call it timeless. These songs are a hundred years old, and they are brand new. Echoes of the Harry Smith anthology brush up against Big Star, Sonic Youth, R.E.M.. When Will relates the facts of his life – his first loves, his fights, his late nights in hazy college bars – he calls on the Ancient Greek mythos, or the fiery, retributive bits of the Book of Genesis. Will describes Popular Fiction as a coming of age, but his scope sprawls far beyond his own time on Earth, forward and back, endless. In “Icarus,” Will howls raw-throated, ad infinitum: get back! Get back! Get back to rock and roll! There’s no purism in the plea – no disdain for kids these days, for electricity. It’s an expression of love, of hunger, of gratitude for the sound guidance of those who came before. There is boldness, and no small amount of bravery, in daring to contribute a verse. But Popular Fiction is a steady piece of reassurance, a new circle opening and spinning and slipping quiet to a close. We’re thrilled to hear how far he’s come. And we can see, with total clarity, just how far he can go.

 


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We’re 5 friends from the Washington DC area making indie rock, dreamgaze, hippie punk, or whatever you hear when you’re listening to us. Nah. began in 2015 with an almost entirely different cast of humans as the brainchild of bassist Brendan Ra Tyler, the intention behind it being a way to communicate better about mental health and healing, a purpose that has held strong for 3 years. As a group we strive to create more inclusive, loving, and safe spaces for anyone who might stumble upon one of our shows. Spaceship Sound Studios was started in 2018 in the Nah. band home by drummer Stephen Rodriguez as an effort to help boost the DIY community in DC and get more local music that we believe in on streaming services, or just out into the world for more people to hear. We’re all about music, community, and love. You’re welcome any time.

 

vox - emma bleker
bassman - brendan ra tyler
synthscaper - zack be
drums - stephen rodriguez
guitar - chris smith