Motel Pools

Neck of the Woods Presents:

Motel Pools

The Golden Tongues, Louiza

Friday, September 9, 2016

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

$7.00 - $10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Motel Pools
Motel Pools is a garage punk rock project formed by California-native musician Chiara Angelicola (Bird Call). Chiara (born September 15, 1984) is an American singer-songwriter and musician, known for her work in the musical projects Motel Pools and Bird Call. Angelicola is known for her ever-evolving mercurial work as a songwriter, singer, electronic musician, performance artist, and pop/punk persona as the frontwoman of Motel Pools. Angelicola released a second volume of songs for her grimey horror picture show of sound. Abrasive yet darling, earnest and playful, Angelicola delivers a body of work that reckons with the perils of the ruthless music industry, her childhood suburban haunts, and former lovers. Produced by Angelicola herself, after previously working with producer and friend Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio), recorded at Black Lodge in Brooklyn with engineer Vishal Nayak, mixed by Gabriel Galvin, and mastered by Mark Santangelo. Motel Pools' first vinyl release features both volumes of EPs on side A and side B respectively. Released on Suburban Rage Records July 15th, 2016.
The Golden Tongues
Fate would have led Christopher Garcia in many different directions, but as we all know, sometimes life has a way of twisting and turning in the right ways. Out comes The Golden Tongues, the moniker for Christopher Garcia, which is an exploration into the dreamy segments of love and hurt; trial and tribulation; and the multifaceted nuances of life. It’s a picturesque dream that is vivid and opaque. The Golden Tongues’ sound is weightless and impactful, like dazing at the sky during rainfall.
Louiza is the indie-pop / art-rock experiment of San Francisco-born artist Rebecca Mimiaga, whose penchant for sweet yet strange melodies yields bright, heady and immovable pop hooks. Mimiaga’s expertise ranges from opera and jazz to classical, as well as musical theatre, having studied at both Skidmore College and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Her forthcoming record, Swim At Night, was recorded with producer James Riotto (The Mountain Goats, tUnE-yArDs, Ezra Furman) at John Vanderslice’s all-analog facility Tiny Telephone in Oakland.

Swim At Night eschews archaic pop structures as well as Mimiaga’s finely honed vocal technique (developed through years of formal training), opting instead for spontaneity and gut instinct. To achieve this, Mimiaga took up dance to inform her exuberant new method of songwriting. “Dancing has helped my singing tremendously,” she says. “It brings me into the music more deeply. I’ve become more playful and expansive in the way I listen, create melodies and structure songs. I feel more open, less careful and better able to express the core feeling of the song.”

The genre-fluid Swim At Night enchants, pushing beyond theory and into the arms of pure, unadulterated expression. Mimiaga compares the moon to her aspirations, summing up the essence of the title track: "Beautiful, bright, out of reach and pulling out the restless parts of me—the way the moon pulls the tide." Mimiaga sees water as both a means of therapy and as a symbol of her restlessness, something that feeds expression and allows her to move through life’s transitions more deeply.
Venue Information:
Neck of the Woods
406 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA, 94118