The Catalyst

Geographer

Live in the Atrium

Geographer

There's Talk

Sat, September 29, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

$15 in advance / $18 at the door

Off Sale

This event is 16 and over

Geographer
Geographer
In the summer of 2005, after a series of deaths in the family, Michael Deni left his hometown in New Jersey for San Francisco. He spent the next several months with his guitar and a synthesizer, turning that tragedy into the songs that would soon become the foundation for Geographer. With the additions of cellist Nathan Blaz and drummer Brian Ostreicher, Geographer spent the next year cutting their teeth in the Bay Area, winning over crowds with the heart-pounding epics that make up their debut record, 'Innocent Ghosts'. After being selected one of three 'Undiscovered Bands You Need To Hear Now' by SPIN Magazine and garnering considerable word-of-mouth praise from their energetic live shows, the band signed to San Francisco-based label Tricycle Records, releasing a 7" single for the song 'Kites' in October 2009. 'Animal Shapes' follows up 'Kites', building on the synth-driven aesthetic of the single, while irting with darker, more esoteric underpinnings. The record merges Geographer's aptitude for crafting beautiful, haunting melodies with textural sounds and polyrhythmic energy, marking an evolution of their distinct style. With the overwhelming response to the release of 'Kites' and 'Animal Shapes', punctuated by a dynamic and engaging live set, the band has already begun to make an indelible mark on the ears of music fans worldwide.
There's Talk
There's Talk
"Bathed water moon” is the Oakland based electronic dream trio’s much-anticipated sophomore release, and the first inclusion of collaborators Kellen Balla and Young Lee. Quickly garnering comparisons to dream pop leviathans Beach House and M83 as well as the eclectic genre-melding affinities of Sufjan Stevens and Porches, the four-song EP effortlessly navigates the hazy space between propulsive electronic beats and crystalline dream pop. Olivia Lee’s ethereal, hushed vocals mesh with hazy shoegaze guitars and swirling synths in a lush tapestry of sonic saturation.
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
http://www.catalystclub.com/