The Good Will Social Club and 101.5 UMFM present…
FLASHER (Washington, DC)
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
The Good Will Social Club
(625 Portage Ave.)
18+ (ID required)
Advance tickets are $15 and go on sale Friday, November 3 at The Good Will, Music Trader and online at ticketfly.com.
Montreal post-punk band Ought are touring in support of their new record, Room Inside the World, out February 16 through their new label home, Merge, as well as Royal Mountain in Canada. The upcoming record follows their sophomore release, 2015’s Sun Coming Down. They’ve also shared a video for the LP’s first single “These 3 Things,” which was directed by Scottie Cameron and Johnny Look (who has worked with Grizzly Bear, Cloud Nothings, and Cass McCombs). The visual includes “devices of great convenience,” according to the directors. Room Inside the World was produced by Nicolas Vernhes, who has worked with groups like Animal Collective, Deerhunter, Dirty Projectors.
Formed in 2015, Flasher is Taylor Mulitz (guitar, vocals), Daniel Saperstein (bass, vocals), and Emma Baker (drums, vocals). Long-time friends, they are also established members of Washington, D.C.'s re-emergent DIY music scene.
However, while Flasher is a product of that crew, its music operates with different physics. Where their local peers favor direct and volatile gestures, Flasher's music exists in the tension between conflicting feelings and sensibilities. They're jagged, but woozy. Tender, but aggressive. When you're singing through peavey speakers on sticks in a venue that's more underwater ashtray than group house living room, it's hard to project anything resembling sensuality. Flasher does, though.