Saturday night at the Rath features one of the biggest shows of the Fall. Laetita Sadier of Stereolab brings her unique sound and lyrical style to campus. Sadier’s career began during the 80s, but continued in earnest when she teamed up with Tim Gane and formed Stereolab. While in Stereolab, the band released ten albums, five of which charted on the Billboard 200, and their breakthrough album Dots and Loops reached the #2 spot on the Heatseekers chart. Since leaving Stereolab, she has released two solo albums, The Trip, which received an 8.2 on Pitchfork, and most recently, Silencio. Pitchfork called her most recent effort “as timelessly hip as a pair of Wayfarers or an Eames chair.” Sadier’s highly political lyrics and washes of sound makes her performance a can’t miss.
Opening up the night is Orca Team, a self-described “Pop-Surf-Post Punk” band from Seattle, Washington, whose sound matches their home-base perfectly. Blending walls of sound with minimalist lyrics, and driving bass lines, they have been described by Brooklyn Vegan as “early ’60′s pop and surf pop with Krautrock rhythms and basslines.” The band currently finds themselves in the middle of a tour which has them playing for 69 straight nights.
Between the up-and-coming yet road-tested Orca Team, and the star power of Laetita Sadier, this is a can’t miss night for a fan of indie rock or fans of good music in general. Check out a video from Laetita Sadier and Orca Team below and also a free download from Ocra Team:
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