CROSS-POLLINATION CCXXXI - TUES MAR 31ST - 7:30-10 PM
SOFT BLACK
JULIANNA BARWICK

Heartfelt, heart-breaking, psychedelic folk-rock. And it's good for the heart too.

Describing this hazy, hallucinogenic album from Brooklyn's Julianna Barwick, you can neatly take Panda Bear's trippier tracks as a jumping off point, as Barwick loops and layers beautiful vocal harmonies with a similar slow-motion deep sea vibe. But this lovely debut is more than just derivative, and the wordless sound collages are transporting. - other music

Brooklynite Julianna Barwick’s voice is high, lucid and vaguely spiritual, like that of a child in a Christian-themed horror film. Her songs feature hardly any discernible words, yet few local musicians are so vocally oriented. On her self-released Sanguine, Barwick employs a guitar pedal to loop her voice, effectively creating her own backing choir through a modest four-track. Her overlapping vocals—almost entirely devoted to desperate Scrabble ploys like ahh or ooh—mesh together in a lovely blur. While Barwick rarely mimics the sound of an instrument, her web of vocals ultimately fills the role traditionally held by a band (aside from an occasional guitar, the album is largely a cappella). - time out new york

LISTEN TO SOFT BLACK LISTEN TO JULIANNA BARWICK
CROSS-POLLINATION CCXXXI ::: Tuesday, MAR 31ST
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - SOFT BLACK | softblack.net | myspace.com/vincentcacchione
8:45 - JULIANNA BARWICK | myspace.com/juliannabarwick
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft SOFT BLACK & JULIANNA BARWICK!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero