the grain of the voice
Eden Veaudry, Frog Eyes and Nicholas Krgovich
Wrong Wave 2014 is an annual celebration of Art Rock. Brought to you by Unit/Pitt, Western Front co-presents an evening of performances:
Eden Veaudry was born in Guelph, ON. Her practice incorporates textiles, video, drawing and sound. Recent exhibitions and performances include Conference On the Wave at CSA Space in Vancouver (2014), Shape Painter at the Audio Foundation in Auckland NZ (2013) and Joining the Periphery at VIVO Media Arts Centre in Vancouver (2012). She lives and works in Vancouver.
Veaudry will perform new sound and video work.
Frog Eyes was formed in 2001 by Carey Mercer with his wife, Melanie Campbell. Two days after competing the final mixes for his most recent and sixth album, Carey’s Cold Spring, he received a call from his doctor telling him that he had throat cancer. At the time, Mercer had this to say, “Illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but it is a big thing, a thing that impacts a life and forces changes on the way…”. News like this has a way of understandably overshadowing the music itself, and thankfully, Mercer’s cancer seems to be departed, leaving us the opportunity to appreciate the record without such a dire context. As a bonus, the record is awesome.
Carey’s Cold Spring was released by Canada’s Paper Bag Records on June 17th, 2014. Mercer also released his first published collection of written work, Clouds of Evil, in the Spring of 2014 on Paper Bag Press.
Nicholas Krgovich is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known for his work with NO KIDS, GIGI, P:ANO and MOUNT EERIE. He has been releasing records under various monikers since P:ANO’s acclaimed chamber pop debut “When It’s Dark And It’s Summer” in 2002, and most recently to the singular pop dreams released under his full legal name NICHOLAS KRGOVICH.
With songs that owe as much to the Great American Songbook as to perennial favourites like Sade, Prefab Sprout and The Blue Nile, Krgovich creates a dreamland where palm trees cast impossibly long shadows, courtyard swimming pools glow at night, and washed-up movie stars haunt the streets looking for love. Krgovich released his must hear lp Who Cares? On JAZ Records in 2013.
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