The Cedar Presents
THE TWILIGHT HOURS with The Counterfactuals and Fathom Lane
Sat, March 25, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Cedar Cultural Center
$15 Advance / $18 Day of Show
This event is all ages
This is a seated show.
Tickets are available online, by phone, and at Depth of Field, Electric Fetus, and The Cedar during shows.
The Twilight Hours will be donating a portion of their show proceeds to The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).http://www.thecedar.org/event/1421526/
During the most of the nineties they tried to stay out of one another's hair but then as the decade came to a close they formed up again as The Flops, a folk duo which led them to realize that volume was their friend and they should start a rock band again: thus, The Twilight Hours.
The band features wonderful musicians, Jacques Wait on guitar, David Salmela on piano, and Steve Roehm on drums. Together the guys produce a sinuous groove, over which Matt sings his melodious poetry.
Don't take too much from the name, The Twilight Hours. These guys are fully capable of rocking your face off and nowhere near their personal twilight. They just like the mystery of that crepuscular moment, when the world hovers between day and night, wakefulness and dreams.
In June 2016, the band released it's second, self-titled album, which reflected the maturation of the band’s distinctive sound achieved through hundreds of hours of DIY experimentation. Recorded in the intimate spaces of their daily lives in Northfield -- a decaying band room, a record-lined office, a family living room, an echoing stairwell -- the album trades some of the overt Americana in Minimally Decent People for guitars drenched with delay, bold synthesizer lines, and more assertive drums and bass. Yet the music also retains the earthy, acoustic dimension of the first album with saxophone, clarinet, piano, and organ layered variously through the tracks. Frontman Daniel Groll’s soaring vocals and honest songwriting remain the band’s emotional core, speaking to themes that matter, from aging, to love, regret, the surveillance state, and even the apocalypse. The end is nigh!
"With two gorgeous albums in two years, Fathom Lane have quickly emerged as one of the brightest new artists in the Twin Cities...Finding some kind of unlikely common ground between alt-country and floaty prog rock, the band achieves a timeless quality, as on single “Sugardown” or their breathtaking (and prescient) cover of Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day,” released just weeks before his death." Jim McGuinn, 89.3 The Current
"Fathom Lane’s self-titled second record is a tremendous step forward. Their first, 'Down By Half', was a quite remarkable damn thing, a record of elegiac beauty that sounded like a cross between the Cowboy Junkies and, you know, someone less boring than the Cowboy Junkies, a Johnny Cash or someone with a touch of murder in his soul. This one, though, is 3/4 to Jimmy Webb-land — full of complex melodies, jazzy harmonies (courtesy the phenomenal Ashleigh Still) wrapped around a country heart and unexpected arrangement touches that jump out of nowhere. It’s another example of how quiet works marvelously — an album full of magnificent songs and gorgeous, hushed, echoey arrangements." - Jon Hunt l'etoile Magazine
"Fathom Lane abounds in silent pining soft pop, alt-country folk, and canyon rock, with the right trill of melancholy to make it stick." - Jack Rabid, THE BIG TAKEOVER
Fathom Lane is Michael Ferrier: vocals, guitar; with Ashleigh Still: vocals and piano; Matt Patrick: electric guitar; Shane Akers: lap steel and dobro; Paul Boblett: bass; and Alex Young: drums and percussion.
Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN, 55454