Your summery selves need to be at the The High Watt tonight, July 2 at 9 p.m. to see Miami Horror with Basecamp and Future Unlimited. It’s hosted by Red Bull Sound Select, and, continuing their monthly tradition, they were kind enough to make this 18+ show only $3 with an RSVP (which doesn’t guarantee admission if the show sells out, so get there early).
Electronic dance pop princes and Australians Miami Horror join Nashvillians Basecamp (soulful, electronic R&B) and Future Unlimited (synth-driven, ambient, post-punk), to make for a complete evening of musical fun tonight in arguably the most intimate and familiar small room around. If you like Disclosure, Flight Facilities, Penguin Prison/RAC, or Tame Impala, then you will whirl into a cloud of disco dust over Miami Horror and the gang. Get thee out of the nunnery and to the party.
“Why are so many great groups coming out of Australia?” It’s a question we music lovers ask ourselves on a regular basis. Miami Horror are one of those Aussie apparitions that rose out of the mist of a geiser and exploded cotton candy pop deliciousness with their new album, All Possible Futures. Their producer, Ben Plant, spoke of their mission to produce a sophomore album that stands the test of time. Though it’s an electro-dance-pop spray of glitter and every metaphor so far has been about something here today, gone tomorrow, I (personally) think it will. After moving to L.A. to work on All Possible Futures, which dropped April 10, and traveling to vacation spots around the world to record it, Miami Horror have produced something for the books. It’s also an album that is an ambient sunrise through the palms, a sleepy/dreamy afternoon daze by the pool, or an all-night beach rager, depending on the song. Let Miami Horror make your summer dreams come true tonight.
Do you love Banks or The Weeknd? Then, you’re probably already a Basecamp fan; you just don’t know it yet. Their single “Emmanuel” (below) and their self-titled EP are full of intense production, soulful vocals, and interjections from a freaky chorus that bring to mind alt-J. This Nashville group of producers created an album that is not too scared to spook you and make you feel sexy all at the same time.
After seeing Nashvillians Future Unlimited at their No Country pre-Bonnaroo showcase (with Sol Cat & Chrome Pony) on Acme Feed & Seed’s roof, I can tell you that their music is almost too cool for me. I felt very European, very posh, like I should be dragging on a cig and sitting on a white, leather couch with extremely high heels on and a sour look on my face. In fact you can do all those things high above Broadway, while forgetting the honky-tonks even exist. Future Unlimited’s synth and ’80s-infused electronica does that to me. Tease that hair, polish off the Delorean, and travel back in time with Future Unlimited and the gang tonight.
Miami Horror, Basecamp, and Future Unlimited play their Red Bull Sound Select showcase tonight, July 2 at The High Watt. It starts at 9 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.), and costs only $3 with your RSVP.