Tuesday October 18
Sawdust Collector Presents
morethanlight album release preview
REVOLUTIONS OF THE SMILE
SYNTH POP AND WEIRD SH*T
ABOUT ADRIAN GLYNN
Glynn shows his incredible lyrical skills, wedged somewhere between the storytelling whimsy of Iron and Wine’s Sam Beam and the honesty of Josh Ritter
— Vancouver Sun
After a busy year touring Europe with Canadian folk phenoms, The Fugitives, and portraying villains on the silver screen (a stitch-mouthed menace in the series Arrow and a soldier in Leonardo DiCaprio’s nightmares in The Revenant), Glynn returns with his most innovative musical outing yet.
Produced by Canadian indie heroes, The Zolas, Adrian Glynn’s sophomore release, morelightthannolight, is a brave new foray into what can best be described as “electrofolk”. Playing banjos through spring pedals and layering lush synth landscapes over dense vocal harmonies, Glynn, along with Zach and Tom (The Zolas), looked to find a sonic interplay between the neon of cityscapes and the creaks in our walls.
A departure from Glynn’s dusty and desolate first solo release (2011’s award-nominated Bruise), morelightthannolight is a melding of old and new, a meditation on the twilight of youth and the ever-shifting palette of our emotional lives. These themes are stitched together through songs about Oscar Wilde’s arrest at the Cadogan Hotel, to a hapless guardian angel reaching frayed ends with his ward, to the guiding of a canoe through the city in the dead of night. This is the hype and the melancholy of morelightthannolight.
ABOUT REVOLUTIONS OF THE SMILE
Dave Biddle is 6'2", 210 lbs, right handed, size 12 feet, instrument: saxophone, resting heart rate of 70 bpm, favourite season is winter, but it's only autumn now, october leaves like deaths fireworks - they make for a pretty descent into the tail end of rebirth, a cyclical attraction to the Eternal Return™. Accompanying Dave is flautist Ashleigh Ball, who finds sanctuary in time as a succession of individual moments never to be repeated again. Ash is volcanic in tone and demeanor; she draws warmth up from the earths core in a violent and beautiful gesture. Together they are Revolutions of the Smile.
DOORS 8:30 PM
SHOW 9:00 PM
NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS.
Gold Saucer Studio
207 W. Hastings St.
Information for how to enter the show is posted on the front door of the building by 8:30 PM on every show night. You will need a cell phone to enter. If you do not have access to a phone, please contact us before the show and we will be happy to make alternative arrangements to get you in.