Weyes Blood Extra Matinee Show At Junk Bar

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Having sold out her Brisbane show at The Junk Bar, Weyes Blood has added a matinee show by popular demand. Be quick to get tickets! This will be a magical, intimate solo show by the author of one of 2016's most loved albums, Front Row Seat To Earth.

Weyes Blood is the songwriting project of California's Natalie Mering, who channels the uneasy listening vibes of the lost voices of Laurel Canyon. Conjuring the mystical yearnings of Judee Sill, Weyes Blood creates gorgeous songs which resonate with echoes of the golden era AM radio yet sound entirely contemporary; delving into the archetypal feminine, whilst being firmly rooted in the now. A former collaborator with Ariel Pink and Jackie-O Motherf**ker, Weyes Blood most recently collaborated with Domino artist Drugdealer on his brilliant album The End of Comedy.

The new Weyes Blood album Front Row Seat To Earth (out now on Mexican Summer via Rocket) is warm and close, with a pop sensibility that sends it soaring into the atmosphere. The closeness of this record – how personal, alone, and frank it feels – conceals its aspirations to the outside, to the “Earth” of its title. Natalie Mering wants to lead us through the microcosm of the personal to the macrocosm of the transpersonal.

Her witness harbors devastating weight (“… and now you can’t stay, please baby don’t go away”) while also universalizing the strange ways of identity and relationships. These are not typical love songs or protest songs — they are painful, poignant riddles that celebrate the ambiguity of love. Weyes Blood affirms the conflict of harmonious life within a disharmonic world — she illuminates and mythologizes it, projecting it back over the whole of Earth. The inner ecology leads outward, bridging “us” with our obscure inheritance of nature.

“She crafts emotional epics that masquerade as psych-folk ballads, subtly symphonic songs that are informed by yesterday but live and breathe right now” – PITCHFORK BEST NEW MUSIC

“The exceptional voice of Natalie Mering never ceases to sweep us off our feet” – THE FADER

“Beautiful, unsettling and wholly compelling” - THE GUARDIAN five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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By: Mistletone