Mild High Club

CS Presents

Mild High Club

Frankie & The Witch Fingers

Thursday, March 30, 2017

8:30 pm

Space - San Diego

$15.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Mild High Club
Mild High Club
Mild High Club return supporting their 2016 release Skiptracing (Stones Throw), which Aquarium Drunkard described as a “cool, grooving blend of lo-fi psych, lounge, and exotica”. The band, centered around the writings and recordings of Alex Brettin, have spent much of the past 18 months touring following the release of their 2015 debut record Timeline, and have built a strong, loyal following around their blissed out live shows.

Mild High Club began as the recording project of classically trained jazz musician Alexander Brettin. Upon relocating to Los Angeles from his hometown of Cary, IL, Brettin signed with Stones Throw Records, who promptly released the band’s debut LP, Timeline, in 2015. The band spent the next year touring across North America and Europe, mixing in club dates with various festivals as well as touring in support of artists such as Wire, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Youth Lagoon, the Allah- las, and Quilt. 2016 saw the release of Skiptracing, a concept album whose theme follows a private investigator attempting to trace the steps of the sound and the spirit of American music. In support of Skiptracing, the band toured throughout the fall and winter of 2016, through North America, Europe, South America, and Australia, continuing to hone their unique blend of ‘70’s AM radio influenced, jazz inflected psychedelic pop.
Frankie & The Witch Fingers
Having materialized from the remnants of prior Bloomington, Indiana-area local bands as a recording project for multi-instrumentalists Dylan Sizemore and Glenn Brigman, Frankie and the Witch Fingers relocated west to Los Angeles in 2015 following the recording of their sophomore, self-titled LP. In 2016, the band released their 3rd LP, Heavy Roller, which followed the group's homespun approach to recording. While earlier recordings tended to adopt a more collage-like approach, most of Heavy Roller was tracked live in band members Brigman and Josh Menashe's townhouse that is affectionately referred to as Sun Pavilion. The result is a far more immediate affair, capturing the chemistry, energy, and dynamic of the band's live performance. This cohesion is evident in the compositions and arrangements as well.

But who the hell is Frankie? “Frankie is my cat.” Dylan explains, “I always had colored light bulbs in my apartment in Bloomington, to enhance, um, my ‘experiences’. One night my roommate and I were out there, and he was playing with his shadows on the wall, doing all these weird things with his fingers and stuff. Very sinister vibes. Frankie is super in tune with other realms and dimensions and is always very alert when I am in outer space. He’s over by my roommate watching him play with shadows, and all of a sudden Frankie puts both of his paws on the wall and starts swatting at these crazy witch fingers. So now, from my point of view, I’m seeing a vivid red wall with creepy sinister witch fingers and my cat who is entranced by these things. It was a weird visual, almost cartoon, shadow puppet show and it stuck with me. Frankie and the Witch Fingers is that experience re-realized.”
Venue Information:
Space - San Diego
3519 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92104
http://www.spacebarsd.com/