Live Beijing Music is looking to keep the flames of rock and roll simmering this October weekend with an indie rock lineup that’ll have your earworms doing backflips with some old favorites as well as some new movers making a splash on the scene this year. Headlining the evening are glistening dream-pop groovers Last Goodbye. The band, fresh off their self-titled debut remains one of Beijing’s finest. They’ve been kicking around town for years, crafting beautifully realized tunes brimming with the existential dread and anxiety that looms with adolescence. There’s an encroaching rhythmic pulse to their sound filled with lush textures, elastic melodies, and colorful aplomb, all fine-tuned to have the utmost effect on listeners leaving them dazed. Joining them are Summer Vapour, the indie-pop outfit who burst onto the scene this year with some top-grade, refined bubbly city pop laced with dreamy ethereal and surf rock allure. Not one ounce of fat on these boys – genuine, pulpy indie-pop that never falls into gimmick and isn’t afraid to bring a little noise to the eardrums whilst delivering the goods. Rounding out the lineup are The Claptraps whose reverb-heavy, engulfing noise rock sound has been making its way across the town for over a year, leaving a trail of devilishly good vibes.
时间/Time: Friday, October 11th 9:00pm
门票/Ticket: 60 RMB (advance)/80 RMB (door)
Shanlao Hutong NO. 14, Dongcheng District
Last Goodbye (Indie Rock/Dream Pop)
Though Last Goodbye’s beautifully realized debut brims with the existential dread and anxiety that looms with adolescence, the meticulous and thorough sound also belies the youth that has crafted it so expertly. Every last detail, from the shimmer of the guitars to the way lead singer Niu Niu’s burdened voice exhales against the luscious, rolling textures and elastic melodies, is fine-tuned to have the utmost effect on the listener, creating a world of glistening, reverb-heavy, psychedelic dream-pop made with colorful aplomb. A verdurous flower abloom with impenetrable sonic design. Not unlike how a missed opportunity or a nostalgic memory replays itself over and over again in our heads, the themes the band touch upon burn brightly through the haze of vigorous angst. As the line ‘I’m always running late’ booms again and again late in the album, stinging a bit more each time, you can practically hear the seams in the band’s reality start to crumble – the façade slowly peeling away. Disparaging and even discouraging to some, but to the rest of us, these are the emblems of being young at heart – the last grasp of our innocence. Our Last Goodbye.
Summer Vapour (Dream pop/Surf Rock)
Summer Vapour创建并生活在北京。在Dreampop、Surf Rock、Shoegaze的基础上不断创新。他们的音乐中蕴藏着夏日海⻛吹过的清凉，以灵动的吉他节奏为基底，多彩的合成器氛围，梦幻般的噪⾳梦与旋律，⼈们在他们所营造的昼夜中⾃由沉沦。凭借乐队时尚艺术的活力以及对浪漫⼈⽣的表达，他们迅速成为备受瞩⽬的新生代乐队
Summer Vapour is an indie pop band formed in Beijing China. Building their style around dreampop, surf rock, shoegaze, their music has the sweet taste of a summer wind. The band consists four musicians, Yu Jingsheng on Bass, Licy on vocals and rhythm guitar, Zhu on lead guitar player and Gao on drums .With funky guitar-based rhythms and colorful synths, the audience is pulled into the ambient sounds and melodies. They’ve rapidly become a shining star amongst their scene through their romantic musical expression of life.
The Claptraps (Noise-pop/Shoegaze)
Claptraps is an indie band that takes the foundation of rock and roll and rigs it with layers of distance and jagged spikes. The rugged guitar breaks and whistle of old school synthesizer, turn the speakers into a candy-coated shell spraying forth reverb-heavy, engulfing noise rock that’s heavy and devilishly good.