with Josie Pace, genCab & Heavy Halo
Wed October 12th, 2022
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 6:00PM
Show Time: 7:00PM
Event Ticket: $22
Day of Show: $25
Proof of vax is NOT required for this event
Presented by VampireFreaks
Aesthetic Perfection is a 100% independent industrial pop project made up of of Los Angeles born, Austrian based producer Daniel Graves and New York drummer Joe Letz. Over a career spanning nearly 20 years, six full-length albums, and numerous singles and music videos, Graves and crew have reinvented dark electronic music, combining industrial, pop, goth, and everything in between. Aesthetic Perfection defies definitions in a world that demands them.
As the saturated synths rise behind the lyrics “Just take your stamp off my design” on Josie Pace’s driving single, “Battleground” we immediately understand this is not an artist who is weak when abandoned. Instead, this Detroit artist’s music represents a piece of her solitude. The blistering glow of downtempo post-industrial beats, electro-pop melodies and layered soundscapes are home to Josie’s captivating lyrics; she is a songwriter in the purest sense. The result is a pulsating sound that will haunt you with vulnerability while basking in Josie’s world of self-reflection and unapologetic rock and roll attitude that Detroit is legendary for. When musician and producer Ken Roberts saw an acoustic performance of Josie on Facebook he was blown away, the raw and intimate performance captured the one thing all songwriters strive to achieve “believability”, and he knew he had to work with her. The two started working together with Josie’s songs as the foundation. As an accomplished guitar player, Josie molds and refines her songs acoustically only to tear them apart with Roberts’ unique production style and his ability to create dark beats with grinding synths that compliment Josie’s voice well. Songs quickly formed into a unique sound that pull from the likes of Depeche Mode and IAMX yet contain a high art fashion swagger as if you just bumped into David Bowie at a Halston Party.
Time will often set the world on fire, but what remains always develops and grows stronger than before. Such was the case with Philadelphia’s GENCAB, whose previous full length, “II transMuter” (released in 2008), was well received by the EBM community. During that period, David Dutton joined industrial pop outfit Aesthetic Perfection as a live member and toured extensively around the world before taking a hiatus from electronic music to focus on the 90s alt rock inspired band Crown of Pity. 12 years later however, GENCAB has become reborn.
Self produced during the pandemic of 2020 in a 300 year old mill, the brand-new album, THOUGHTS BEYOND WORDS, is the full culmination of throwing yourself into your work. Being alone in the woods allowed for the creative process to be louder and unhinged. Sounds pumping through slashed amplifiers, and screaming without distraction had given birth to an album that is as much catchy as it is chaotic. The collection of songs range from industrial, to synthpop, IDM and darkwave and discuss topics such as ego death, obsession, addiction, global warming, and sacrifice as progress.
With vocals and lyrics now at the forefront and the production more dense than it has ever been, GENCAB promises there will be something for everyone and that time will not necessarily ravage everything that it touches.
HEAVY HALO IS THE REVENGE.