The Dodos + Dylan Shearer @ The Chapel
The world adapted to the radio sounds of folk powerhouse bands with hand claps, glockenspiels and taiko drum appropriations. I can’t be the only one that yearns for new music, but that shakes the core like my go-to tracks collecting dust in their near obsolete jewel cases.
With Dylan Shearer’s new album, garragearray, you need look no further. Although his words can sometimes be inaudible, the emotions he’s communicating by sonar are crystal. In his ethereal dictation you sense all of those tribulations that molded the person you are today, good and bad – the tensions, the doubts, the unbelievable fog that you lived in while dedicating your threadbare energy into a forsaken love.
One of those rare and authentically good souls, Shearer grew up in the desert community of Antelope Valley, and landed on his feet in Santa Cruz where he graduated from UCSanta Cruz with a degree in Cultural Anthropology. Eventually, he ended up in SF with a refreshing and “daydreamy” vocal sound. He’ll be performing tracks from his 2014 album, garragearray – an album on the Empty Cellar + Castle Face record labels and includes efforts by Thee Oh Sees’ Petey Dammit – when he opens for The Dodos @ The Cellar.
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The Dodos + Dylan Shearer @ The Chapel [The Mission] Saturday, September 27, 2014 $18 ADV / $20 DOOR