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Geographer In-Store Performance & Signing @ Amoeba Music SF
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 6:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, CA
Join Geographer for a special accoustic set in honor of the release of Myth, out on Modern Art Records on the day of the in-store. The San Francisco trio (which consists of vocalist, synth mastermind, and guitarist Mike Deni, cellist Nathan Blaz, and drummer Brian Ostreicher) explores new sonic elements to the band’s already commanding sound.
In March of 2011, the band signed with Modern Art Records in partnership with Warner Music’s Independent Label Group. Myth comes on the heels of recent success including touring nationally with Stars and Ladytron, and showcasing at major music festivals Noise Pop and the main stage at Treasure Island Music Festival in 2011. Geographer also garnered praise for their shows at SXSW from Huffington Post as one of the “Buzz Bands of SXSW” and “Bands You SHOULD See at SXSW.” KCRW also included Geographer as one of the, “Bands to Watch SXSW 2011.” The band's live sound can either spontaneously make a crowd get wild on the dance floor, or completely stand still-enraptured by the music.
After releasing their highly acclaimed LP Innocent Ghost and EP Animal Shapes, Geographer teamed up with producer Eli Crews (tUnE-yArDs, Beulah, Why?, Deerhoof) and renowned mixer Chris Zane (Passion Pit, Walkmen, Holy Ghost!, Tokyo Police Club) to scrupulously craft the new record. On Myth, Mike's distinct melodic vocals flirt with dazed synth melodies and alluring guitar riffs; while Nathan's haunting electric cello cords and Brian's vibrant, powerful drums blend together to create a mind-altering, ten track album that is pulsating with complex polyrhythms and stunning harmonies.
Geographer started with the courageous decision to turn negative circumstances into positive ambitions. In 2008, Mike was escaping strife within his family and found himself picking up an abandoned synthesizer off the dismal city streets of San Francisco. He started to reinvent himself through the art of music, and then simultaneously met Nathan and Brian, which led to the formation of Geographer.
“We met through a mutual friend at an open-mic at The Hotel Utah shortly after we all moved to San Francisco. I feel like it was like a rite of passage,” Mike says. “I didn’t have a lot of friends here and I didn’t have a job, so I was just playing all day long. I feel like that really was when I found myself as a songwriter.”
With Myth, Geographer has expanded far beyond their San Francisco roots to create a remarkable indie rock album that will appeal to every generation.