Larimer Lounge Presents
Palehorse/Palerider, Emerald Siam
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
This event is 18 and over
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SPINDRIFT is a psychedelic western influenced cinematic rock band created by singer-songwriter-composer-producer-actor Kirpatrick Thomas. Founded in 1992, the band originated in Newark, Delaware along with such other local bands of the period including Jake and the Stiffs, The Verge, Boy Sets Fire, Zen Guerilla and Smashing Orange. Heavily influenced by such bands as The Doors, My Bloody Valentine, Hawkwind, Bruce Haack, and Chrome, Spindrift’s early stages were heavier, experimental, and differed greatly from their present Ennio Morricone inspired sound. However, the bands unique, ideal, creative DIY style, and knack for a hard working tour ethic has always remained. Throughout the 90’s, the group performed mostly in and around the East Coast (CBGB’s, Star Bar Atlanta, The Stone Balloon(DE), Khyber Pass(Philly), Mercury Lounge NYC) while evolving their sound to have a more 60’s psychedelic garage/punk space-rock style influence. As guitar player Chris Andrews and drummer Paul Budd left the band to start SUNFLY, other members joined the ranks. Original bass player Pete Van Kouwenburg and keyboard player Jay Caddle would remain involved throughout later years as the band still continued to do reunion shows showcasing earlier material. Kirpatrick and drummer Z. Miles Hansen were known in local circles for inventing the “Hansen Guitar Mic”, essentially a cheap microphone routed and wired into his guitar with an on/off switch enabling vocals and feedback through guitar effects. Earlier 90’s albums by SPINDRIFT include the heavier but catchy debut Strange Range(1996), the Hawkwind influenced We Come From the United States(1999), and the space-punk upbeat sound of 10 Million Asians Can’t Be Wrong! (2000).
In some spheres of philosophical thought the primary distinction between human and animal is the humans overwhelming compulsion to categorize. This compulsion has lead to an steadily increasing pool of portmanteau-ized musical genres and subgenres. Of these modern descriptions Palehorse/Palerider could probably best categorized as 'Doomgaze'; combining the styles and sensibilities common to shoegaze, but with a somewhat darker overall sound and message.
Arising out of the ashes of beloved Denver noise rock band, Overcasters, the gents of Emerald Siam present their brand of big, loud, droning, danceable space and psych rock, catapulting audiences ears and souls forward, forward to the precipice of the abyss.
Emerald Siam began at the end of 2012 with the shared vision of guitarist/vocalist Kurt Ottaway and bassist Todd Spriggs. Over the last year, Emerald Siam has added, guitarist Billy Armijo,meld both their shared and disparate influences into a swirling mass of jarring reverbed guitars, thumping bottom end, deep swirling organ tones, and a monster beat.
To date, Emerald Siam has been incredibly lucky to have shared the stage with the likes of The Warlocks, Crystal Stilts, Dead Meadow, A Place to Bury Strangers, Wovenhand, Mystic Braves, Weekend, Tjutjuna, The Fresh & Onlys, The Wytches, Dum Dum Girls, Disappears, Myrrors and many others. The band is presently in the studio working on their debut album and single.