ExSage Residency

Bootleg Theater & Girlschoo Present

ExSage Residency

Twin Temple, Bones (UK), Special Guest

Mon. December 5, 2016

8:30 pm

Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage

Los Angeles, CA

Free

This event is 21 and over

ExSage
ExSage
There’s nothing quite like being in the desert. It is an inimitable feeling when the heavy heat of day submits to the piercing cold of night. The setting sun bruises the sky as it strikes the horizon and sinks, stripping the gilding from the sand and exposing the cold faces of the stars. High noon and the witching hour are equally captivating; both are unnerving, both are electrifying. Night condenses and expands and hundreds of unblinking eyes emerge, gaping.

The desert demands transformation. What thrives there is thorned. What survives slinks between shadows. To exist there is to withstand its vastness—an act of defiance. For thousands of years, it has tested us, summoned us to solitude to confront ourselves. Both Tim Foley and Kate Clover heeded this call. Beneath a storm-stained sky thick with anticipation, the former flames found themselves reunited. As lightning scarred the sand, they resolved to sonically sublimate its essence. Exsage emerged from the eye of this storm.

Exsage recorded their debut EP in Los Angeles with producer Alain Johnannes (Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, Mark Lanegan), which will be released worldwide in the spring of 2016.
Twin Temple
Twin Temple
Twin Temple are the band built around the union of Alexandra and Zachary James, who make music for the speakeasy located next the graveyard near the swamp where the sun never breaks through the mist. Their black-dressed take on Gothic soul (Daptone Records meets Nick Cave, someone has suggested) came to fruition slowly; friends since they were teenagers, Alexandra and Zachary moved in and out of each other’s circle over the years while forging ahead with their own projects, Alexandra & the Starlight Band and the Thunderboys, respectively. Then the double-barreled relationship — creative and romantic — took root and the duo, now married, spent over a year writing the songs that would become their debut EP.

That EP was made with engineer/producer Kevin Mills (Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Michael Bublé, Prince) at the band’s Starry Eyes studio (previously Dave Cobb’s Studio 1974) and in the studio of Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman (Prince & the Revolution) at Henson Studios. Collaborators on the recordings included Jared Tankel (Budos Band, Charles Bradley) and trumpet player/horn arranger/former Dap-King Todd Simon (Solange Knowles, Kelis, Macy Grey, Janelle Monae). The first single, in fact, is Coleman’s favorite on the EP; “Girl Trouble” is a brassy-in-both-ways story of betrayal, showcasing both Alexandra’s from-down-deep vocals and Zachary’s tasty guitar lead.
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
http://www.bootlegtheater.org/