Wednesday, March 23
black midi * NNAMDÏ
$25 adv. – 30 day of / 18+ / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM
ABOUT BLACK MIDI:
No second album syndrome and no sophomore slump for Britain’s most exciting and challenging young rock band. black midi’s follow up to Schlagenheimis a dynamic, hellacious, inventive success. Cavalcade, their second studio album for Rough Trade, scales beautiful new heights, reaching ever upwards from an already lofty base of early achievements.
The meaning of the word cavalcade is a procession of people, such as a royal parade, and black midi picture their new album as a line of larger than life figures–from a cult leader fallen on hard times and an ancient corpse found in a diamond mine to legendary cabaret singer Marlene Dietrich –strolling seductively past them. The album art –again, another intricate collage created by David Rudnick–brings this idea colourfully to life, drawing the listener inexorably into this mysterious world, reinforcing the idea that Cavalcadeis a glorious collection of stories just waiting to be dived into.
Spend some time with Cavalcade and you’ll acknowledge black midi are back with the biggest of bangs.