The Thekla Archives: 2013

Adam Green & Binki Shapiro, Thekla presents Adam Green & Binki Shapiro: 18+ EVENT

  • Wednesday 10th April 2013
  • Supported by: George Ezra

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ADAM GREEN & BINKI SHAPIRO
www.adamandbinki.com

Just one listen to Adam Green & Binki Shapiro is enough to become enchanted. With deceptively pretty arrangements that echo filigreed late-sixties folk-pop and an easygoing rapport between singers, this duets collaboration may seem like the perfect accompaniment to a sunny summer’s day, Southern-California style. But it works even better as a comforting soundtrack at the end of a dark, lonely night in the big city. The atmosphere the pair conjures up with strummed guitars and discreet layers of synths indeed suggests romantic possibility, but the lyrics are more sweetly melancholic, gently but candidly addressing betrayal, incipient heartbreak, and conjugal discord. It’s an approach that makes for compelling repeated listening, as the intimate dramas reveal themselves, and it’s one that surprised even Green and Shapiro as their debut album together began to take shape.
On their own, Green and Shapiro have long been notable figures among indie-pop fans, cherished for their off-kilter sensibility (him) and elegantly quirky style (her). As part of New York City’s “anti-folk” scene at the end of the nineties, Adam Green first came to prominence as one-half of Moldy Peaches, his duo with Kimya Dawson that enjoyed belated mainstream success via the Grammy-winning soundtrack of the 2007 indie film Juno.

GEORGE EZRA
www.georgeezra.com

WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL

THEKLA BRISTOL
The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 7:30pm
Ages: 14+

Tickets £11.00 advance
www.alt-tickets.co.uk
Bristol Ticket Shop
& other good ticketing outlets

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