May 29, 2014 | doors at 9:00pm
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Tight Bros. Network and Speakeasy Promotions present:
Red Sea | Warehouse
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Invisible Things (Mark Shippy of U.S. Maple)
Guitar: Mark Shippy (U.S. Maple, Shorty, Miracle Condition, etc.)
Drums: Jim Sykes (Grooms, Parts & Labor, etc.)

Mark Shippy and Jim Sykes met in 2008 when they backed Marnie Stern supporting her This is It... album, touring all over the U.S. and playing sold out shows in New York, Chicago and elsewhere, with Gang Gang Dance and sharing bills with Quasi, Sic Alps, Talk Normal and others. After this they began collaborating as a duo, sporadically, as Sykes was touring with Grooms and living in London, but still managed to play Steve Albini's BBQ and similar such events.

Invisible Things' debut, Home IS the Sun, was recorded by Jeff Zeigler (Kurt Vile, War on Drugs) and released on Porter Records in fall 2012. The album mixes noise rock and improvisation with concepts culled from Sykes' studies of Sri Lankan drumming and Shippy's simultaneously finger-picked guitar and bass parts. Home IS the Sun received numerous accolades in the press, being called "one of the best rock records of the year" by Foxy Digitals, and the band toured widely throughout the U.S.

The new Invisible Things album, Time AS One Axis, was recorded by Martin Bisi (Swans, Sonic Youth, Herbie Hancock) at BC Studios in Brooklyn, New York, and is due out in 2014. The album mixes noise rock and improv but is more song-oriented, marking the bands' shift from an infrequent, experimental duo to a working band. Invisible Things will be touring to support the album in 2014.
Martin Bisi (legendary music producer)
Martin Bisi is an American producer and songwriter. He is known for recording important records by Sonic Youth, Swans, John Zorn, Material, Bill Laswell, Helmet, Unsane, Cop Shoot Cop, White Zombie, Boredoms, Angels of Light and Herbie Hancock's Grammy-winning song Rockit.

In 1979, Martin Bisi started BC Studio with Bill Laswell and Brian Eno in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn, where he recorded many of the No Wave, punk bands, and hip-hop of the early 1980s including Lydia Lunch, Foetus, Live Skull, and Afrika Bambaata. In 1982 he recorded the instruments for Whitney Houston's first recorded appearance as a lead singer -the song "Memories" on Material's One Down LP.

In 2002 Bisi recorded The Dresden Dolls' critically acclaimed debut album, and in 2005, mixed the surprise break-out CD by Serena Maneesh of Norway.
Red Sea
Kyle Sherrill, Stephen Luscre, Mick Mayer and Patrick Mayer make up the entity known as Red Sea. Red Sea's sound has been labeled across the press and growing "blogosphere" as noise/drone pop, progressive noise rock, dream pop, amongst other scrupulous specifications, ever since the debut of their "Weird Problem" EP at the tail end of 2010. Their music combines imagination, juxtaposition, and harmony to compose the whimsical and progressive sound that has become the staple of their musical creations. Influences include groups such as Cocteau Twins, Stereolab, Women, and many others of the past. In Creative Loafing's "Best of Atlanta" judging, Red Sea was awarded the title of "Best Indie Rock Underdogs" for the year of 2011. Now, with the release of a new single entitled "Tandem Stye", debuted on Creative Loafing's Crib Notes just days ago, they give a glimpse of what is to come in the future. This debut will be celebrated with a "single release party" on August 6th at the Earl; Red Sea's first show back in Atlanta in nearly half a year.
Brought together by their elementary school band, Ben Jackson and Alex Bailey ended up swapping their trombones for guitar. After playing together throughout high school, the two parted ways when Alex went to study in San Francisco and Ben stayed in their native Atlanta, befriending vocalist Elaine Edenfield and drummer Doug Bleichner along the way. The adolescent bandmates were later reunited at a house party. Warehouse is the result.

Now joined by bassist Josh Hughes, of Stevie Dinner, the five-piece band finds its inspirations in Brazil’s Bossa Nova and Tropicalia movements. Warehouse even received a shout-out from multi-hyphenate Bradford Cox, of Deerhunter and Atlas Sound, in his “Best of 2013” list for Pitchfork. Their debut album Tesseract is a slight departure from some of their earlier new wave material, and highlights more classic rock elements, matched by Elaine’s guttural vocals.

Tesseract will be made available from Bayonet on March 3, 2015.