Omni / Truth Club / Moon Racer
December 11, 2022
Omni / Truth Club / Moon Racer
Doors Open: 7:30 PM
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
DAY OF: $17.00
TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED / VIRTUAL / DAY OF Public Onsale: October 21, 2022 11:34 AM to December 11, 2022 8:00 PM
Enter Networker, the new album by Omni and first with indie giant Sub Pop Records. Their sound is still defined by sparse drums, locked-in bass, blistering guitar, and nonchalant, yet assured vocals, but from the first notes of “Sincerely Yours” you’ll immediately notice that Networker sounds much cleaner and more “HI-FI” than their prior two albums, Deluxe (2016) and Multi-task (2017). The departure in fidelity suits the new record and allows the listener to enjoy the nuances of their meticulous arrangements. Don’t worry, the riffs of Gang of Four and Wire are still present, but the production is more lush and the harmony is even more expansive. Despite nods to the sounds of the ’70s and ’80s what comes through is a record fully rooted in the here and now. Thematically, this is apparent on the title track “Networker” taking a candid snapshot of the “digital you” aspect of life in the age of the internet. The otherwise fun romp “Skeleton Key” also acknowledges the “direct message and obsessive” side of social media with lines like “if you don’t like what you see, the pretty face on the screen, scroll on by…”
Truth Club have tirelessly worked on perfecting their craft, in the process becoming known as one of Raleigh, NC’s premier guitar-based DIY groups. Years of close friendship have strengthened a deep dedication to their musical endeavors. The band formed in the winter of 2016 as guitarist/vocalist Travis Harrington and drummer Elise Jaffe continually ran into each other at house shows in college and decided to collaborate. They were soon joined by bassist/guitarist Kameron Vann, Harrington’s best friend since sixth grade and the person he learned guitar beside. By the end of 2017, the three found themselves in the midst of an eventful year: releasing their first EP, embarking on a two-week tour of the East Coast, landing a spot on Raleigh’s Hopscotch Music Festival, and recording what would become their debut album, Not an Exit. In the next year, they added guitarist/bassist/vocalist Yvonne Chazal to the lineup, and set out on several more regional tours of the East Coast and South. In May 2019, they released Not an Exit on NC label Tiny Engines to favorable reception, garnering praise from outsets such as Paste Magazine and Stereogum. In support of its release, the group set out on a self-booked 25-date tour of the East Coast, South, and Midwest.
Moon Racer takes their name from the winged lion who rules over an island haven for misfit toys in the 1964 stop-animation film, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. With the same loyal commitment to the weird and sentimental, Autumn E. creates fuzzy keyboard pop songs in her bedroom in Durham, North Carolina, leaning heavily on vintage Casios and Tascam 4-track cassette recorder.