Saturday, August 19th, 2023 @ 1:00:pm
Culture House DC
Kids Return is first and foremost a great story of friendship between Adrien Rozé and Clément Savoye. It was in Paris, at the age of 13, that the two musicians met. Like Japanese director Takeshi Kitano’s film from which it takes its name, the French duo’s project explores the depth within the false naivety of childhood, and the evocative power of nostalgia when it blurs the line between joy and sadnessKids Return’s sound sits somewhere between the Mamas and the Papas’ Californian pop, Vladimir Cosma’s orchestrations and the modesty of Joe Hisaishi’s soundtracks. It draws on Blur’s energy and MGMT’s vocal harmonies, while revisiting these Anglo-Saxon influences with the precision and delicacy of bands like Air. The result is a romantic and melancholic melody, a laboratory of emotions that can be thought of in pictures.
Founded in 2020 by Baltimore native Daniel Butko, Mental Notes is a project that explores multiple grounds of sonic territory. Having been inspired by a variety of genres such as Alternative Rock, Psychedelia, Jazz, Shoegaze and Dream Pop, these are all elements that are cohesively blended into the music of Mental Notes, and the collection of sounds continues to be ever growing.
This is an all ages event.
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