Kids & Chemicals

Kids & Chemicals

Histories, Greazy Alice

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

Front of House Lounge

$7.00

This event is all ages

$2 minor charge at door

Kids & Chemicals
Kids & Chemicals
With an electronic style atypical of southwest Missouri, brother-­‐sister duo of Elizabeth and Patrick Carney form Kids and Chemicals.

Drawing from a kaleidoscope of musical styles, Kids and Chemicals’ beat-­‐driven tracks reference hip-­‐hop, soul, IDM and jazz, but the result is unexpected: Patrick Carney’s production is dark and turbulent, and singer Elizabeth Carney possesses the voice to match. Whether howling through a flurry of hyper-­‐edited pops and buzzes or harmonizing alongside vibrant synth melodies, her vocals are haunting and, at times, savage. The pair executes a distinctly memorable, high-­‐energy stage presence that often features improvised editing and live visual effects. With the addition of drummer Blake Mixon and live bassist Jason Nunn, the music has taken on a new level of energy, making the live show second-­‐to-­ none.

Kids and Chemicals formed in early 2010 and released their first self-­ titled record in 2011. The group has released a new EP, titled 'Pale Horse', on October 8th. “This album is only five tracks, but we spent more time and energy working on it than we did on our ten-­‐track LP,” said producer Patrick Carney about Pale Horse. Carney went on to describe the new record’s inspiration: “We went through a few different concepts, but all the lyrics we settled on seemed to revolve around an apocalyptic theme, so the album became a sort of amalgam of our visions of the end of the world,” he said. “We're both kind of fascinated with all things eschatological, so it was a natural theme to explore for this album, although it’s not terribly dark. I don't think either of us see the apocalypse as a particularly dark subject, but simply an inevitability -­‐ it’s interesting to hypothesize the form it will take when it finally happens, and that’s what we tried to do with these tracks.”
Histories
Histories
We're a five-piece rock band from Springfield, MO, and we just released our first lp, Victor Lu, on Spotify, Bandcamp, iTunes, BigCartel, Etc. Herbie Derb. Thanks for coming.
Greazy Alice
Venue Information:
Front of House Lounge
322 South Ave
Springfield, MO, 65806