Join us for a night of intimate live performances featuring music by Karima Walker, Matt Bachmann, and Jacob Jaffe. Tickets are $15 in advance and at the door.
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In my songwriting I've been thinking about the kind of horror and beauty in the social and natural world that overwhelms to the point of numbing but, at the same time, is so hard to look away from. How that sublimity holds violence but also reflects a better understanding of ourselves.
I think my songs are trying to look out while looking within, feeling out but hopefully also mending my separation from mountains and waters and the desert. I live in Tucson, Arizona.
Matt Bachmann (b. 1988, Chicago) is a musician/composer/songwriter based in New York. Maybe best known for his bass plucking in Mega Bog, the Seattle-New York-anywhere fresh music nest of Erin Birgy, Matt’s also spent time on the road with Hand Habits, Happy You, and iji.
In 2015, Matt released In Between on Help Yourself Records under the name Big Eater, the name under which much of Matt’s recorded and performed song-oriented music has been collected up until now. In 2016, Matt released Salt and Love Shape on his own label, Left Door Tapes, this time eschewing the song-writing moniker of Big Eater and releasing the albums under the name. These two 2016 albums show another side of Matt’s musical output: repetitive, patient drone music that explore unconventional, seemingly rootless harmonies. The songwriting process and the ambient, meditative process had always been kept separate by the two names, but in 2018 Matt retired the name Big Eater in an effort to bring together both processes. Bringing everything under the name of Matt Bachmann re-invests each project with the holistic intimacy of their shared origin (Matt himself), under the honest heading of his name. Bachmann’s debut Orindal Release, Unconditional Love, came out in 2018.