Haley In-store Performance & Signing
Electric Fetus - Minneapolis
Friday, October 12th - 7:00 p.m.
The Electric Fetus is excited to welcome Haley back to the store for a free performance on Friday, October 12th at 7:00 p.m. Following her set, Haley will sign copies of her forthcoming CD/LP Pleasureland. Pleasureland won't be released until October 26th, but fans may buy it at the event.
More info on Pleasureland: Harkening back to her 2011 release Golder, which featured two instrumental tracks, with Pleasureland Haley has taken the instrumental concept a few steps further. Transitioning from the erratic, synth-driven intro of "Credit Forever Part 1" into the deeply enchanting "Give Yourself Away", which blends piano melodies in the style of French Romanticism with the production stylings of Brian Eno to build a sonic landscape which is as lovely as it is uneasy. In the stoner-metal burner "Syrup", Haley’s lead guitar swaggers lazily over a fuzzed out, intense layer of distortion, featuring long-time collaborator and guitar wunderkind Jeremy Ylvisaker and Low's Steve Garrington on bass. The intimate and devastating "Pig Latin" showcases Haley’s extraordinary gift for melody, carried by world class saxophonist Mike Lewis (Happy Apple, Bon Iver), tracked live in Haley's bedroom.
Sparsely interlacing the organic and digital, Pleasureland moves through the gamut of grief, perception, and empowerment, eliciting both the uneasiness of a world shifting unexpectedly as well as the innate capacity for goodness and beauty. Here, Haley displays her longtime mastery of simple and haunting melodies that remain with the listener long after, replacing explanation through words with a pallet of sonic exploration wrapped up into just twenty-seven minutes.
Although the concepts for Pleasureland could be construed as cagey, the nature of this album is, at heart, for the listener’s pleasure alone. If you are expecting the dark pop-rock sounds which have defined Haley’s music thus far, you will not necessarily find them here- what you will find, however, is an album that swells with powerful emotion and raw beauty, holding space for those without a voice while simultaneously creating a voice of its own. Pleasureland displays another side of a unique artist resisting the familiar aspects of success by redefining it for herself.
This event is free and open to all ages.