Molly Nilsson / Apostille / Accessory
830PM // $13 (advance), $15 // 21+
That we live in a world changed is beyond question. Since 2015’s Zenith, Berlin-based songwriter MOLLY NILSSON has surrendered to the world, traveling from Mexico to Glasgow, observing the changing socio-political landscape and imagining a better world. For an artist who has so successfully created her own environment and gradually let others in, her 8th studio album Imaginations sees NILSSON directly engaging with her surroundings, engendering change and allowing love in. Imaginations dreams big, recasting storming, stadium-sized pop into the internal language of the solo auteur. Imaginations is not escapism, it’s a kaleidoscope and an alternative view, an agent of change.
Abrasive yet hauntingly addictive APOSTILLE supports from sunny London, UK. He blends industrial textures and damaged pop beats to create an intoxicating wash of ecstatic electronic. Lo-fi and challenging, with distorted programmed drums and synth walls crossing wired and weaving countermelodies with reverb-drowned baritone vocals. The only answer is to move.
ACCESSORY is the new heart-felt solo project of JASON “DAT BOI!” BALLA (of Ne-Hi, Dehd, Earring). Conjuring youthful nostalgia in every down-stroke, BALLA uses his signature lo-fi warble to carry us back to a moment of bliss and pure love. Seemingly never not working on new music, we’re expecting a set full of surprises and possibly some tears for the Bottle debut of ACCESSORY.
The Empty Bottle
West Cortez Street, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America