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The New Division

Synth-laden neo-retro pop

The New Division

Gold Casio, Leo Islo, Talk Modern

Wed, September 27

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Doug Fir Lounge

Portland, OR

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

The New Division
The New Division
The New Division is the alias of Los Angeles based electronic Musician/Producer John Glenn Kunkel. With 3 albums and 4 EP's as well as numerous remixes and productions featuring on his impressive and extensive resume, Kunkel starts 2017 with The New Division’s most euphoric and synth-heavy record yet: PRECISION.

Featuring six analog driven tracks, Kunkel describes his latest work as, “A homage to neon-tinted dystopian cityscapes,” drawing inspiration from synth-laden neo-retro pop, Moroder melodics, vintage-inspired electronica, and cinematic sensibilities to create something wholly unique that is referential yet inherently forward thinking.
Gold Casio
Gold Casio
GOLD CASIO COSMOLOGY: THE NUE TESTAMENT

WHEN ON HIGH, the Cosmic Mirror Ball first shot forth its multitude of exuberant lights throughout the Universe, came forth from the Chaos, Gold Casio.

Both instrument and entity, keyboard and cabal; A spectral synthesizer permutating all realms of existence, from Internet to Grave. A voice from the urban wilderness, calling out and drawing in; Into dingy basements and darkened dance clubs with visions of sweaty nights. Sweaty nights of ecstatic apparitions and psychedelic nightmares. But what came first, the Fever, or the Dream?

Heed little the human counterparts of Gold Casio, for they are but vessels, merely mechanisms through which the Disco Gods make known their final decree. Party Forever? “Amen!”

Relinquish the curtains of this reality, strip away the layers of meaninglessness until all that remains are Babes and Bass. Only then will you begin to understand.

AND should you choose to behold Gold Casio, Lo, know thine time has come. For no longer can your arms remain tightly across your chest, nor your feet remain steadfastly planted on the ground.

Possessed by sound and light, tonight you will get down. And you’re probably going to spill your drink.
Leo Islo
Leo Islo
Leo Islo is the stage persona of Producer/ Singer/ Songwriter Matt Pahler. Born in Santiago, Chile, raised in Flagstaff, AZ, and now a transplant in Pacific Northwest city of Portland, OR, Pahler has amassed an eclectic mix of audio and visual inspiration from the world around him. His wanderlust is prominently displayed in his use of retro-soaked synths, ethereal pop vocals, warm guitar lines, and analog driven beats. Islo’s lyrics often focus on introspection, ephemeral mortality, and fleeting nostalgia, shifting between lo-fi pop, house, and chillwave seamlessly.
Talk Modern
Talk Modern
SENSUAL SYNTHPOP out of Portland, Oregon. Talk Modern is Nicolas Doñez and Josh collopy