Mild High Club

CS Presents

Mild High Club

Frankie & The Witch Fingers

Thursday, March 30, 2017

8:30 pm

SPACE.

$15.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Mild High Club
Mild High Club
Chicago born and bred Alexander Brettin is the man behind the Mild High Club moniker. After relocating to Los Angeles in 2012, his demos caught the ears of some local musicians and labels, eventually finding their way to Stones Throws’ Peanut Butter Wolf. After signing with Stones Throw, Mild High Club released their debut LP in September 2015, which Pitchfork described as “a record full of psychedelic soft rock that draws strongly from White-album era Beatles and T-Rex, with swirls of '80s-indebted synthpop.”

The band quickly became a preferred supporting act on the road, touring with King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Allah-las, Quilt, Youth Lagoon, Wire, and appearing at festivals near and wide, their live act described as “hypnotizing and ethereal”.

The release of 2016’s Skiptracing was a major step forward for the band, which Aquarium Drunkard described as a “cool, grooving blend of lo-fi psych, lounge, and exotica”, a thematic, psychedelic jazz-pop odyssey whose story arc follows a private investigator attempting to trace the steps of the sound and the spirit of American music.
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.
3519 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92104
http://www.spacebarsd.com/