We are delighted to present, all the way from Hong Kong, China (via NYC and Christchurch, NZ), GARY WAR & PURPLE PILGRIMS. On our soil to celebrate the release of a new split LP on Upset The Rhythm. Despite early collaborations with both John Maus and Ariel Pink and a string of mind-bending records on Captured Tracks, Sacred Bones and other labels, Gary War remains, somehow, somewhat under the radar. Too weird for the straights, too 'pop' for the freaks his music occupies a unique space--- Genuinely psychedelic, truly experimental 21st Century Pop music which is formally ambiguous and but emotionally direct.
Purple Pilgrims, sisters Clementine and Valentine Nixon, make a deep, heavy and spiritual noise with the breezy nonchalance of all the greats of their homeland.
IRMA VEP and CHALAQUE play too.