Conner Youngblood

Monqui Presents

Conner Youngblood

Jon Black (from FORT ATLANTIC)

Thu, September 14

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Old Church

Portland, OR

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

SALES OFF ONLINE. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

Conner Youngblood
Conner Youngblood
From growing up in Dallas, studying at Yale, and eventually moving to Nashville, music has always played an important role in Conner Youngblood's life. He began by playing clarinet and banjo in middle school and eventually started writing and recording songs in his college dorm. Influenced early on by artists like Elliott Smith, Gorillaz and Sufjan Stevens, Conner's music focuses on the beauty in intricate, original instrumentation, simplicity in song structure and mostly introspective lyrics. The result is a sound much bigger than your typical singer-songwriter as he buckles down to carving out his own niche.

2015 saw Conner self-release an acclaimed EP -- 'The Generation Of Lift' -- winning plaudits in the US from Noisey, FADER, Stereogum, OkayPlayer, Pigeons & Planes and a superb video via Nowness. Now he is back to announce his signing to Counter Records (a Ninja Tune imprint) and the upcoming physical release of a special edition of 'The Generation Of Lift' that features an additional track of Conner's entitled "A Summer Song." The 12" vinyl release of the EP will be released on 24th June 2016 and features original artwork and sleevenotes by Conner.
Jon Black (from FORT ATLANTIC)
Jon Black (from FORT ATLANTIC)
FORT ATLANTIC in many ways resembles the Pacific Ocean near their hometown of Portland, Oregon. Calming warmth surrounded by scenic beauty followed by seasons of cold and lonely landscapes. Waves and cymbals crashing in unison and synthesizers push and pull like the tides.

After a triumphant self-titled debut in 2012, the band spent much of 2014 in the studio along the Oregon coast creating their follow up record. Of the process, lead singer and songwriter Jon Black says “There were a lot of hurdles and creative battles I had to fight with myself to get this record finished.” They emerged from the studio with fourteen tracks, nine of which made it onto the final version of Shadow Shaker Vol 1.

A rough 2016, including an emergency surrounding the birth of his son, a months-long hospital stay, and a much less intense but nevertheless painful process of being dropped by his record label and subsequent business teams, led Jon to search for a new start and different way to connect with fans and release music. What developed was a plan to release one song a month, followed by videos, vlogs, experimental art, and more. “We want to give each song the life it deserves. We live in a time where it is much easier to give people a deeper experience with music, and we want to make sure we have time to do that.”

Shadow Shaker Vol 1 will be released throughout 2017, one song at a time, alongside video landscapes and art, culminating in a full length physical album release in early 2018.