Baltimore and Philadelphia 2/21 & 2/22
Getting ready for two upcoming shows:
Feb 21: Insect Ark / Terence Hannum (Locrian) / Barbelith / Sleep Disorder
@ Sidebar, Baltimore / Show 9PM
Feb 22: Gnaw / Kohoutek / Insect Ark / Hivelords / Pleasure Island
@ JR’s Bar, Philadelphia / $5 / Show 9PM
Get your butt out the house!
pic by Gabi Shoyhet, Tel Aviv Fall 2013
Thank you to all the kind folks who came out to the shows, all the other fantastic bands and the promoters and sound crews in Boston, Providence and Brooklyn. Cheers and see y’all next time, and for those of you in Philly and Baltimore, see you in February.
…Schecter dissects each note with a fevered focus, engaging her instruments not simply as a means to an end but perhaps as an extension of herself…the relationship between both the dissonance and harmony that twist themselves, vine like, around each track here…the grandiose is reduced to a captivating and sonically moving singularity that bears no need for over production. The sounds here are laid bare, with each note wriggling its way to the surface before muting itself to be buried and revived again in the loop….It’s the passages Schecter creates to get there that are wholly brilliant and haunting. (excerpt; full review HERE)
It’s fall, the air is starting to freeze, and the end of this year feels undoubtedly close. 2013 has been a significant time of personal growth and change for me, personally and musically. Insect Ark is ever a work in progress, and undoubtedly these changes were not the last ones to come, and I say, bring ‘em on.
I just want to take a minute to thank everyone that has been a part of this year - friends new & old, audiences, promoters, bookers, bands I’ve played with, tour mates, personal muses & inspirations…I am eternally grateful. I really mean it. Thank you.
Right now I’m taking the time to finish writing my new record, what’ll be my first full-length. It feels damn good to go into my hole and do this, and I’m taking a couple months off playing live shows, until my East Coast mini tour in January. So until then…see you around the bend!