Fringe Class, Small Skies

Thu Apr 13

8:30 pm

$6.00 - $8.00

This event is 21 and over

A delectable line-up of electronic pop music

Since their inception in 2015, indie electronic duo MRCH has been recognized by The Guardian as “band of the week” and CMJ as - one to watch. Mixing dreamy vocals with energetic performances, MRCH’s juxtaposition is both intriguing and entertaining. Front woman Mickey Pangburn switches between electric guitar and synth. Drummer Jesse Pangburn combines acoustic and electronic percussive elements into grooving beats. Focusing heavily on their live show, the duo has toured the west coast extensively releasing four singles over the past two years. Their track Highway Drivin’ played in Showtime series Shameless, ABC’s Guilt and The CW’s The Vampire Diaries, while their single Spin was placed in Pitchfork/Ford In Focus series featuring the front-women of Best Coast and Sleigh Bells. MRCH’s debut EP “I Love You, but You Don’t Know What You’re Talking About” was self-released in June 2016 followed by a support tour through the Midwest. Just this Fall MRCH participated in several showcases for Mondo NYC music festival, opened for Chvrches & recorded a new single Glitter McQueen – which premiered on Consequence of Sound in November of 2016. MRCH is currently touring and wrapping production on several new tracks.
Fringe Class
Fringe Class is a five piece synth-pop band from Portland, OR. In the setting of a live dance band, they create an atmosphere that groups electro-punk and new wave (minus guitars) to provide a soundtrack to the post-apocalyptic, super-youth experience. Madi Gold leads the band with a voice that avoids all subtleties, and they're ready to play your pool party.
Small Skies
Benjamin Tyler used to record under the name Stepkid, but he's morphed that project into the new Small Skies, enlisting the spontaneous contributions of friends to offset his carefully crafted, electronic-based sonic panoramas. Small Skies' intriguing debut album (self-titled) juxtaposes dark, coiled synths with booming, crashing live drums, and the results are both invigorating and ominous. For every joyous pop summit like "So Long," there's the wobbling, claustrophobic "New Home," and Tyler often overruns his melodies with echo, creating an indistinct, erased quality with his voice. What remains perfectly in focus is Tyler's piercing vision, and he injects a surprising amount of emotion into the abstractions on Small Skies, giving the record a gravity that's impossible to discount. NED LANNAMANN, PORTLAND MERCURY
Venue Information:
1001 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR, 97214