A couple weeks ago, HalfNoise, the indie rock solo vehicle of Zac Farro (originally, then formerly, and now once again, of Paramore), released his latest EP, The Velvet Face, a swift followup to last fall’s sophomore full-length, Sudden Feeling. Recorded here in Nashville at Pioneer Sound, and co-produced by longtime collaborator Daniel James, the EP marks, perhaps, HalfNoise’s greatest sonic shift between albums yet, reeling in from the dense, synthy polish of Sudden Feeling to capture a retro, organic, and groovy new direction, a bit of a callback to his earlier work, though certainly distinctive and perhaps more cohesive than anything else he’s crafted to date.
In celebration of The Velvet Face and, presumably, before Farro’s schedule gets a whole lot busier with a hotly-anticipated new Paramore album on the horizon, HalfNosie will celebrate the EP’s release this weekend with drinks, dancing, treats, and tunes (and, of course, a proper show) at unconventional but totally awesome space Lucky Bamboo (yes, the Chinese restaurant). Joined by Skyway Man, the new project from James Wallace we’ve been raving about over the past year, and vinyl DJ sets from Josh Elrod, the show sounds perfectly suited to the retro, funky, artsy aesthetic Zac has established both with this release and last. Snag your ticket for just $5, revist our podcast from a few years ago for a HalfNoise primer, and get ready to get down at one of the coolest shows of the weekend.
HalfNoise and Skyway Man will perform Saturday, April 8 at Lucky Bamboo (5855 Charlotte Pike). The show is all ages, begins at 8:30 p.m. (8 p.m. doors), and tickets are available to purchase for $5.