Pat Jordache European Tour this Nov-Dec

16 Nov

 

 

27.11.11

Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club
28.11.11 Brighton, UK Sticky Mike’s
29.11.11 London, UK Plan B/Upset the Rhythm
30.11.11 Nantes, FR Stereolux
01.12.11 Paris, FR Point Ephemere
02.12.11 Rennes, FR Bars en Trans
03.12.11 Bordeaux, FR Saint Ex
05.12.11 Castellon, ES Sala Veneno Stereo
06.12.11 Zaragoza, ES La Lata de Bombillas
07.12.11 Lyon, FR Kraspek Myzik
08.12.11 Montbéliard, FR Le Palot (Generiq)
09.12.11 Dijon, FR L’Hotel Vogue (Generiq)
10.12.11 Saint Gallen, CH Palace
11.12.11 Yverdon, CH Amalgame Club
12.12.11 Faenza, IT Clandestino
13.12.11 Pisa, IT Caracol
14.12.11 Düdingen, CH Badbonn

Pat Jordache has been making elliptical sparkling waves in Montreal’s vibrant noise-pop community for several years now. His band Sister Suvi with Merill Garbus made a fierce but short-lived impact, serving up dense, lo-fi, supercharged complexity and garnering accolades from Pitchfork among others for their Now I Am Champion album. With the departure of Garbus for the American west coast and her focus on tUnE-yArDs, Pat drew inspiration from that friendship and from Garbus’ hermetic solo process, retreating to minimum wage employment while working up home recordings of solo material.

Future Songs is the bracing result of Pat’s isolation; an album of brilliant off-kilter pop, anchored by woozy baritone vocals, angular guitar lines and a gloriously careening approach to rhythm and arrangement. Evoking sounds and sensibilities that encompass David-Baker-era Mercury Rev, Joy Division, Scott Walker and Can, to name just a few,Future Songs was self-released on cassette and went up on Bandcamp in summer of 2010, circulating quickly through Montreal’s DIY music community and Tumblr accounts across the continent. While entirely self-recorded, with almost all parts played by Jordache, the material unmistakably cried out for full band treatment, for which there was no shortage of eager participants.

With the original sessions lost in the theft of Jordache’s laptop from a Montreal roadside smoked meat shop, the initial release of Future Songs was in lo-res, self-mastered 160 kbps mp3. In one of the many small miracles of our digital age, full resolution back-up .wav files of the sessions were dredged up from a forgotten Mediafire account, from which the songs were re-mastered for the Constellation release of the album. 

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