(Friday) September 23, 2016 - 19:30
61 people attended
Teen Creeps present:
+ Cassie Ramone
The Green Door Store
Friday 23rd Sept
£7 Adv / MOTD
As a prospect it can be terrifying, sad, and worst of all, inevitable. But on I Want to Grow Up, her second album for Hardly Art, Colleen Green lets us know that we don’t have to go it alone.
This latest collection of songs follows a newly 30-year-old Green as she carefully navigates a minefield of emotion. Her firm belief in true love is challenged by the inner turmoil caused by entering modern adulthood, but that doesn’t mean that her faith is defeated. With a nod to her heroes, sentimental SoCal punks The Descendents, Green too wonders what it will be like when she gets old. Throughout songs such as “Some People,” “Deeper Than Love,” and the illustrative title track, the listener has no choice but to feel the sympathetic growing pains of revelatory maturation and the anxieties that come along with it.
Sonically the album is a major change for the LA-based songwriter, who has come to be known for her homemade recordings and merchandise. Her past offerings have been purely Green; testaments to her self-sufficiency and, perhaps, trepidation. This time, she’s got a little help from her friends: the full band heard here includes JEFF the Brotherhood’s Jake Orrall and Diarrhea Planet’s Casey Weissbuch, who collaborated with Green over ten days at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN.
I Want to Grow Up is an experience, not unlike life: questioning, learning, taking risks. And in true CG fashion, a quote from a beloved 90s film seems the perfect summation: ”Understanding is reached only after confrontation.”
She doesn’t just want to grow up—she is growing up, and she’s doing it in elegantly wry, acerbic, hooky pop style. Pitchfork
Brooklyn-based artist and musician Cassie Ramone, best known for her previous bands Vivian Girls / The Babies, has launched her solo music career with her debut album The Time Has Come. Reminiscent of a contemporary Karen Dalton, Cassie's introspective personality is present in all that she creates: both audibly and visually.
lo-fi, shambolic musings on slackerdom and matters of the heart Pitchfork
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30th September - Patterns Brighton - Dead Meadow
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12th October - Green Door Store Brighton - Ulrika Spacek
15th October - Patterns Brighton - Fear of Men
22nd October - Bleach Brighton - Dune Rats & DZ Deathrays
23rd October - Green Door Store Brighton - Colleen Green & Cassie Ramone
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