CIRCUIT DES YEUX (USA) with special guests TWO STEPS ON THE WATER Tickets
8:00pm, Thu 19th January, 2017
The Toff In Town, VIC
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TICKETS: $25.00 + bf
Mistletone very proudly presents the first ever Australian tour by Circuit des Yeux, with special guests Two Steps on the Water.
Chicago artist Haley Fohr's music strikes a unique balance between the personal and universal. As Circuit des Yeux, she creates music that embodies the complexity of human emotions, juxtaposing tenderness and grief, ecstasy and horror, using sounds as representations of the emotional spectrum that we all experience.
Haley's striking voice, an impassioned baritone, is the music's centerpiece and guiding force. For her most recent Circuit des Yeux album In Plain Speech, Haley was joined by some of the most progressive musicians in the Chicago music community; Cooper Crain (Cave, Bitchin Bajas), Whitney Johnson (Verma), Rob Frye (Bitchin Bajas), Adam Luksetich (Little Scream), and Kathleen Baird (Spires That In The Sunset Rise).
Haley Fohr's latest release on Thrill Jockey is credited to her alter ego, Jackie Lynn, whose intriguing story goes as follows...
Jackie Lynn, a 25- year- old Gemini residing somewhere unknown, has mysteriously disappeared after leaving a chronological musical artifact that the city of Chicago is now using to try to trace her whereabouts. This is what we know: Born and raised in Franklin, TN, in May of 2010, Jackie took a Greyhound bus from Franklin, TN to Chicago, IL. Upon her arrival in the city of Chicago, Jackie found a cheap sublet on the south side. She soon became acquainted with Tom Strong (real name unknown) on a short CTA bus trip to the Chicago Loop. We believe that Tom & Jackie together ran a multi million dollar business distributing the illegal substance of cocaine around Chicago & the Chicago tri state area for over four years. Authorities believe that a local automobile shop was used as the main distributions headquarter. Over the years, Tom & Jackie have become well known for their large and lavish parties thrown at an apartment located on Sacramento & 26th street. Police have been hot on their trail, but have found no probable cause to make an arrest. A domestic dispute was reported on February 18th of 2015. When police arrived, the apartment was found deserted. Traces of cocaine were found on a red and gold LP jacket with the following recording enclosed.
"Since she was a teenager, Haley Fohr, now 27, has been a kind of one-woman post-cabaret movement, using finger-picked folk-guitar mesmerisation, synthesizer ripples, aggressive drone chords and a severe, semi-operatic low voice. She's hard to contain" - NEW YORK TIMES