KittyWu Records presents LYMBYC SYSTYM and CAROLINE for a one night only performance at HOME CLUB on Thursday, 28 July 2011. LYMBYC SYSTYM returns to Singapore for a second time on their 2011 Asia Summer tour, the Bell brothers bringing with them their brand of percussion driven, highly emotive, instrumental rock. Okinawan-American songtress, CAROLINE, returns to Singapore with her angelic, minimalist, electronic pop. This is her second time in Singapore since her last performance here in 2007 at the Esplanade Recital Studio. CAROLINE will be joined on stage with her sister, Olivia Lufkin – famed for singing for the popular anime series Nana.
An amazing evening of soundscapes and angelic voices. A magical night for brothers and sisters.
LYMBYC SYSTYM (US)
+ CAROLINE (US/JP)
Date: Thursday, 28 July 2011
Time: Doors open at 8pm
Venue: HOME CLUB, 20 Upper Circular Road, #B1-01/06, The Riverwalk
SUPER EARLYBIRD TICKETS (Limited 50 pcs only) S$35
Advance Tickets: S$40 (On sale from 15 July Friday)
Tickets at the Door: S$50
Early Bird and Advance tickets only available online. Advance tickets are for pick up at the venue on show day. Please bring the paypal receipt or, save a few trees and show us the receipt on your smart phone.
Lymbyc Systym are brothers Jared and Michael Bell, originally from Arizona, but since relocated to Brooklyn, NY. An amazingly adept and musical force, far beyond the inaccuracies of the “post rock” tag they often get slagged down by. Relentless in touring, unmatched in motivation, and highly organized, this is the type of band that you always hope will catch on big-time beyond traditional circles. With nearly 10 years under their belt as a band to this point, it’s scary to think what these brilliant brothers from the desert still might have up their sleeves for eager ears. Their sound combines elements of instrumental rock and electronic music. Lymbyc Systym have toured with Broken Social Scene, The Books, Crystal Castles (Michael was their drummer from 2008 – 2009), The Album Leaf, Her Space Holiday, Buckethead, This Will Destroy You and The One AM Radio.
From their self-release debut EP Carved by Glaciers, to their recent full length Shutter Release and album split with fellow instrumental upstarts This Will Destroy You, Lymbyc Systym have quickly etched out a place in the bustling underground music scene.
Five years ago, Caroline Lufkin made ripples across the Japanese pop music scene when she famously walked away from a lucrative major label contract that virtually guaranteed the same kind of bright-light super-stardom that made her sister Olivia Lufkin a household name in Tokyo. Instead, Caroline took the long way; a slow, creatively fulfilling path where she writes, performs and records her own songs and owns her every success or failure – while taking pride in both.
Caroline’s second full-length Verdugo Hills builds upon the same minimalist, angelic pop that made her debut album, Murmurs, so striking. Having spent the past several years as a full-time member of the small musical army that is Mice Parade, Caroline has mastered the art of mingling a dozen or more distinct sounds to form miniature symphonies for the soul that can turn from an icy chill to a warm glow in the span of a few breaths. Her lyrical delivery and subject matter have matured enormously, exposing new depths to her emotional range to accompany the deceptively subdued mix of acoustic and electronic instrumentation.
Ultimately Verdugo Hills succeeds emphatically in giving electronic music a comforting heartbeat and a contemplative soul, feats Caroline were unlikely to accomplish had she taken the straight road to overnight fame and fortune. She has become an intriguing and understated figure in the world of electronic pop music, accelerating the genre with startling, unexpected beauty while leaving lasting impressions on all of us who are along for the ride.