June 28, 2014 | doors at 9:00pm
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Giant Giants
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Little Tybee
Little Tybee is something of a mini orchestra with its ever-evolving five to ten members all engaged in intricate musicianship. Their name comes from a tiny island off the coast of their native Georgia, where, legend has it an undetonated atomic bomb from the 1950s lies missing. They jokingly attribute the quirkiness of their debut album Building a Bomb to the long-term effects of eating radiation-drenched seafood, but it's more likely they were just born that way. Their compositions transcend genres and pack a much bigger sound than their title implies. They create not only music; but inspiration, motivation, and a celebration of the world around them. Now wrapping up their second album, Little Tybee is planning a US tour around March/April of next year.
New Madrid
"From the southern wilds of Athens, GA comes young four-piece, New Madrid. Their music is a dynamic mixture of underwater-psych-rock that engages the listener in fully textured aural landscapes, both on record and live. Their acclaimed 2012 independent debut, Yardboat - engineered by David Barbe (Deerhunter, Drive-By Truckers) at Chase Park Transduction- displayed the band's inherent talents and introduces a distinctive sound budding with sonic energy. In their ever-thriving music- mecca hometown, Yardboat garnered "Album of the Year," and the band's formula of consistent touring and creative restlessness earned them "Artist of the Year" at the Flagpole Music Awards. In the summer of 2013, New Madrid signed to local start-up Normaltown Records, and entered the studio to record what would become Sunswimmer. Their second full-length finds New Madrid further exploring depths of psychedelia and textured noise.

The new record presents a New Madrid audibly settled into itself. Focused into a collection of collaborative songs, the band delves into a more experimental soundscape. Recorded solely on analog tape during a cool, wet July – once again under the direction of David Barbe - Sunswimmer telegraphs a newly confident self-knowledge, from the assertive opening riff of the churning “Manners” to the infectious driving beat behind “Forest Gum.” The tracks here are more concentrated than Yardboat’s offerings, but fans of New Madrid’s expansive tendencies will be sated by the record’s final 25 minutes, which are characterized by two linear compositions (“Homesick” and “And She Smiles”). The album's body of music was conceived as a singular piece and is best consumed that way.

In a digital age, when song snippets skip cross-country on the backs of broadband, Sunswimmer is a testament that making music for shared space still remains. With their sophomore album, New Madrid continues to redefine..."
Giant Giants
Giant Giants is an Asheville/Atlanta based music project headed by UNCA Music graduate Reid Weigner. Begun as a solo project in 2009, Giant Giants has expanded and evolved to include many talented musicians based in the Southeastern US from bands such as Reptar, Hello Hugo, and Baby Rattlesnakes. In live form, the music has a heavy percussion emphasis often including up to 4 percussionists at any given moment. Giant Giants currently has one release out, called “A Place I’d Like To Meet You” on the Asheville based label Diatom Bath. New albums are currently in the works, including an album featuring the music played by the Ensemble.

Reid Weigner also plays with Asheville based math rockers Hello Hugo and Athens based astronaut popers Reptar.

One Giant was walking around, looking for something to do, as he was oft to do. He had been walking for hours, peering into the strange vats as he walked by them. Each vat stored its own melody that could only be heard at this one spot, unless some large creature were to come by and pick it up. Now, the problem with One Giant was that he had no arms nor hands - not that he was born as a defect, but he simply had no need for them so he did not have any. However, after spending enough time peering into the strange vats and listening to the melodies, he did begin to wish he had arms and hands. So he continued walking. In a period of time later that can be only described as a period of time later, Two Giant shuffled into the picture. Shuffled, in that he had no legs, and was thus reduced to using his large arms and hands for transportation (and of course the occasional lost melody that had escaped its vat - a quite pleasant way to travel). Two Giant knew of the strange vats with their mysterious melodies and had too wished he could somehow move them. In the days that followed the meeting of One Giant and Two Giant, an idea began to float around them, wishing to be used. One Giant and Two Giant agreed that they could help each other out and that they did not need their own identities as much as they used to. Thus, the Two formed into the One, and the moving of the strange vats filled with melodies began.