The Acid have dropped a deep yet euphoric rework of "Fame," this time from Lovers Anonymous. Not much is revealed about Lovers Anonymous other than it's a newly formed collaboration between an established artist and his/her lover. The Acid have spent the summer touring Europe and Australia to snowballing applause and are gearing up to bring their live four-piece home to the US. Following a series of dates with Alt-J, the band have just announced a headline show in Los Angeles at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever on October 22nd, 2014. The Acid say, "Signing with Mute for America and now coming to play alongside Alt-J in these amazing venues couldn't be a more perfect beginning for our debut on home soil."
The Acid came together from three separate worlds, joining together through a profound synchronicity. They are globe trotting, Grammy nominated DJ & Producer Adam Freeland, creator of subversive crossover hit 'We Want Your Soul', spearhead of a scene and label boss of Brighton's Marine Parade Records; Californian Polymath Steve Nalepa, whose time is split as a producer, composer, professor of music technology; and Australian, LA based artist and producer Ry X, whose 'Berlin EP' was released in late 2013 to softly bubbling acclaim, and who, with his other alter ego as one half of Howling,created an eponymous club smash and toured heavily through 2013's festival circuit.
The sound they've created together is truly genre-less, a term used with increasing frequency but never quite so well suited as to them. The guitar, at times three or four of them layered together, seamlessly blends in amongst bass shudders, beat pulses and elongated drones as Ry's vocals beatify then rage amidst delicate synth lines and pitched down field recordings of street noise, birds, the clacking of bicycle spokes and the creaking of a leather jacket. The Acid weren't even sure what they were composing at first, as Ry describes, "It's like painting before you know what you are painting. You're stuck in the process before you've got an idea of what you're making. The beauty of that is complete freedom."
US TOUR DATES:
10/10: Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade
10/14: Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theater (w/ Alt-J)
10/15: Seattle, WA - Paramount Theater (w/ Alt-J)
10/16: Portland, OR - Roseland Theater (w/ Alt-J)
10/17: Portland, OR - Roseland Theater (w/ Alt-J)
10/20: Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theater (w/ Alt-J)
10/22: Los Angeles, CA - Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
Photo Credit: Andrew Whitton
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