Feb 3 10:00PM // Amigo Room
Every first Friday, DJ Sodality spins rad music with the occasional special guest for T.V.O.D, a party unlike any other in the desert. Keep an eye out here for new special guests and touring bands.
This month, Sodality welcomes moody, stargazing electropop duo Soft Metals from Los Angeles.
Free and 21+. Add this to your calendar on Facebook.
Soft Metals is Soft Metalists Ian Hicks and Patricia Hall -- a multi-disciplinary electronic duo from Portland, now based in LA -- were brought together through a common love of 1970s and 80s synthesizer music and began writing and recording songs together in the spring of 2009. Inspiration came to them by way of experimental electronic sounds, film soundtracks, early industrial music, minimal synth, house, techno, synth pop, krautrock, psychedelic rock and shoegaze. Ian and Patricia share songwriting duties and compose the music together before writing lyrics and adding vocals. Their songs are built from moody, improvised sessions together using exclusively electronic instruments. The meaning of the raw music they make is explored and interpreted afterwards with lyrical themes ranging from life experience, films, literature, history, science, love, conflict and death. Soft Metals prefer to express themselves freely rather than adhere to a particular genre. This freedom gives them a diverse sound somewhere between dance music, austere synthetic pop, and experimental electronic composition. Some of their songs remain in their unpolished improvised form to pay homage to authenticity, spontaneity, the joy of sound and experimentation while others are studio based exercises, fusing new and old production technologies.