AgesandAges + Grand Lark | Montreal
Monday, July 21, 2014
Divan Orange | 4234 St. Laurent
Doors 8:30 pm | Show 9:30 pm
Presale is over – there will be tickets for sale at the door!
Ages and Ages is more than a band. It’s a collective of like-minded souls that believe in the power of music to change the world and elevate the spirit. Their music is bright and uplifting, with lyrics, penned by bandleader Tim Perry, that deliver serious introspective messages full of insight and consideration for others.
Alright You Restless was made in eight days of feverish creativity. Divisionary evolved over months of experimentation at Portland’s Jackpot Studios with veteran producer Tony Lash (Elliott Smith, The Dandy Warhols, Eric Matthews), as well as the home studio of Ages bass player Rob Oberdorfer. During the process, the band suffered the loss of a number of close family members and dear friends, so the songs became a kind of road map for anyone attempting to avoid darkness, without becoming consumed by anger in the face of life’s difficulties.
Perry spent ten days on a silent meditation retreat, formulating the direction of Divisonary, and his calm, centered vision is at the core of the music. The intricate harmonies, celebratory choral vocals, churchical piano and organ, inventive counter melodies, bright acoustic guitars, and exciting, interlocking rhythms set off aural fireworks to frame the grounded emotions conveyed in the lyrics.
Ages and Ages is: Rob Oberdorfer – Bass, vocals Tim Perry – guitar, vocals John McDonald – guitar, vocals Levi Cecil – drums, vocals Becca Shultz – keys, vocals Annie Bethancourt – percussion, vocals Sarah Riddle – percussion, vocals