The Naked and Famous - Presented by CD102.5
Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
Monday, November 7, 2016; Doors open at 7:00 PM
$25.00 Advance / $27.00 Day of Show
General Admission - All Ages
Opening Artist: XYLØ, The Chain Gang of 1974
In 2010, Auckland, New Zealand’s Thom Powers, Alisa Xayalith, Aaron Short, David Beadle, and Jesse Wood arrived at the forefront of the international indie pop scene with the sweltering The Naked and Famous debut, Passive Me, Aggressive You. Touring incessantly, the band settled permanently in Los Angles to create the follow-up, 2013’s In Rolling Waves. The sophomore effort cast a darker shadow over their sound, straying from the synch-heavy formula that had ripped up radio charts yet patiently showcasing their unique skill, talent, and scope as artists. TNAF set off to tour In Rolling Waves but just after a few months on the road, there were storm clouds on the horizon. Alisa and Thom’s relationship was the foundation of the band. Eight years later, their relationship was in turmoil and soon so was the band.
The tour ended, Thom and Alisa separated, and TNAF became a group in ambiguous and painful hiatus. In early 2015, it was no surprise to find a batch of new demos from Thom’s Echo Park home studio in the band dropbox and a first TNAF meet-up in many months was convened. It was eventually agreed that working on a new album would become a regular Monday through Friday gig, the proper turning point coming in August of 2015 when they secured a small studio in Downtown LA to work in. Assistance on the album came from only a handful of individuals. Thom still produced with input only from the other band members. Being a band that can fight with each other is not so unusual but that doesn’t mean it is not a triumph to produce a record like Simple Forms at this point in TNAF’s career.
Official Website: www.thenakedandfamous.com
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