Reva DeVito + B. Bravo's Umii Release Party!

Holocene and Fresh Selects present...

Reva DeVito + B. Bravo's Umii Release Party!

Hosannas, Brown Calculus

Thu Aug 17

8:30 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Join us in celebrating the debut album This Time from Umii – a new duo made up of Portland singer, Reva DeVito, and Cali funk producer/musician, B. Bravo, on Fresh Selects!

Reva DeVito + B. Bravo's Umii Release Party!
Reva DeVito + B. Bravo's Umii Release Party!
Join us in celebrating the debut album This Time from Umii – a new duo made up of Portland singer, Reva DeVito, and Cali funk producer/musician, B. Bravo, on Fresh Selects!
Hosannas
Hosannas
Hosannas are a psychedelic dance outfit based in Portland, Oregon. Brothers Brandon and Richard Laws have been writing and performing music together, across a wealth of genres and under a variety of monikers, for over a decade. Richard was a student of jazz turned ambient synth experimentalist. Brandon found equal joy in beat-making and guitar wizardry, exercising the latter as a touring member of indie rock acts like Ramona Falls and Aan. Their work as Hosannas is the sound of two incredibly intimate musical collaborators braiding together their multitudinous musical fascinations, into a single odd and splendid textile. We might consider it Pop gone on an Ayahuasca safari. This is music that tantalizes us to dance and sway, propelling us forward through a Labyrinthian voyage into the psyche.

There’s a theory among classical scholars that artist green rooms are called “green rooms” because they were established in ancient times for performers to pay tribute to Dionysus - the god of nature, wildness, decadence and chaos. There is a type of sacred drama inherent in live music, when a performer seizes on this mythology of wildness. This is a mythology that Hosannas deeply understand and celebrate in their exhilarating live performances, where the two brothers access an intuitive place of deep harmony with one another. This is most prevalent in their vocal harmonies, where at times, it’s near impossible to discern where one brother’s voice ends and the other’s begins. It’s no surprise that they’ve been asked to share the stage with the likes of Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Chk Chk Chk and more.

Hosannas' forthcoming album, due out in late 2015, is a meditation on the dark side of impermanence, examining both cataclysm and decay. It’s also a glimmering, aventurescent synth-pop epic. The Laws brothers are comfortable with that dichotomous tension; in fact, they revel in it. There’s a kernel of mystery there that drew them to the name Hosannas in the first place. The word Hosannas has had dual liturgical purposes in its etymology - a plea for deliverance, and a cry of jubilation. Hosannas explore the tonic potential of dance music even as they engage unflinchingly with their own demons. Ultimately, in the duo’s own words, “I’m not looking for a cure for my loneliness - maybe just some good medicine."
Brown Calculus
Brown Calculus
Jazzy, intergalactic soul project between singer Vaughn Kimmons (Brown Alice, Popgoji, Tribe Mars) and Tribe Mars keyboardist Andre Burgos (Brown Calvin).
Venue Information:
Holocene
1001 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR, 97214
http://www.holocene.org/