It's a big night for non-rock 'n' roll record releases. Jazz-funk guru Victor Wooten will celebrate the release of not one but two brand-new solo albums tonight at Third and Lindsley. The 1861 Project Vol. 2 — that's the second installment in a collaborative collection of songs written from the perspective of folks affected by The Civil War — will have its release tonight at The Basement. And of course, the Alias Chamber Ensemble will release their sophomore album, Boiling Point, tonight at the CMA Atrium.
But if you're looking for something to do on the local rock/pop/indie/electronic/cabaret tip, there's a show going on at The High Watt that I figured we ought to shed a little light on. As you can see (hear, really) in the above mash-up trailer, Meadownoise, Financier, Poly and Nahnee Bori are all on tonight's bill. There's Nahnee Bori, the project of Cody Uhler, which I recently called "experimental, synth-y electro-pop" with "all sorts of blipping and blooping alien sounds and big fat drums and bass lines" that are "topped with Uhler's enormously poppy and ambitious vocals." Hear the "Iditarod" single after the jump. Then there's Poly, whose (according to Lance Conzett) "retro-pop style recalls a classic early-century pop aesthetic with hints of twee and sunshine pop thrown in for good measure." See their video for "Shears" after the jizz-ump. You've also got Matt Glassmeyer's Meadownoise, and I once said that Glassenmeyer "is remarkably gifted when it comes to taking the rich, avant-garde, bedroom-pop textures that swirl around in his head and actually executing them adroitly." See Meadownoise's video for "Little William" down below. And finally, there's Financier. We haven't spilled any ink on those guys yet, but you can peep a bit of their stony, shoegaze-y electro-rock on the other side.
Starts at 9 p.m., and it'll run you $7.