The All-Night, All-Fright Halloween Mixtape Party Pack Returns Again, Popdose Single Premiere: Brielle Brown, “Concrete Stars”. The first time I heard the name Eliot Sumner was when my friend sent me the song “After Dark” on Spotify with the following message: “Totally reminds me of the Police, let me know your thoughts! Connect with Eliot Sumner on facebook. Support the free press, so we can support Austin. ACL Review: Eliot Sumner Sting’s bass-playing daughter proves equally compelling By Michael Toland, 9:15AM, Sat. Sumner has her own Pandora’s Box of mysteries, made all the more exciting because her music is so ambitious, melodic, dark, urgent and compelling. The album inspired me to swim backward into Sumner’s catalog, the I Blame Coco record that I missed a few years back, but remember with a smile since my devilish greyhound was named Coco before we changed it to Gozer: The Destroyer (long story). I only discovered the band three weeks ago, but by performance time, I was able to name every song on the set list. Being transgender myself, I am all for doing away with traditional gender roles and barriers. Information is, in other words, a gift. As a whole, the album is nuanced; individually, the songs are flawlessly written, dark explorations of 80s genres. With a beer in hand, an honest smile and a light soul, Eliot Sumner welcomed the audience to her Information set Thursday night at Schubas Tavern.. Next week, I will spotlight amazing new records by two shoegaze supergroups: Minor Victories and onDeadWaves.

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While working on her debut album, the 18-year-old Sumner assembled a small band that included session keyboardist Emlyn Maillard and multi-instrumentalist Al Shux . Gordon Sumner is up there with Reginald Dwight and Paul David Hewson in terms of Trivial Pursuit zingers. #lovewins.

For musicians, nepotism can open doors to labels and producers, but it’s an uphill climb for credibility. He didn’t tweet his every thought. 10/10. Eliot Sumner, FKA I Blame Coco, makes a long awaited return with her second album "Information". 'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=p+"://";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); © All rights reserved. He's marketing writer by day for Sudden Monkey. Her sophomore album Information comes as a stunning maturation of her music, a collection of bold, genre-bending tunes, with Sumner glitching, humming and grinding her way to a truly powerful record. Keith is a music correspondent for Popdose and an advocate on women's empowerment, gender identity and gender liberation issues. Live Review: Tori Kelly – 16th March 2020 – Roundhouse, London, UK, Live Review: Stereophonics – 6th March 2020 – O2 Arena, London. Can you imagine a Hollywood without Michael Douglas, Angelina Jolie, Colin Hanks, Josh Brolin or even pre-meltdown Charlie Sheen? With such a blurry image on the CD cover, all you can really focus on is the music; similar to how I was three albums into New Order before getting a clear look at their mugs in the ‘Perfect Kiss’ video. After one listen, I promptly rushed out and bought the CD. The cheers that greeted “Information” were testament to the cadre of fans parked up front, but its dynamic shift from brooding verse to big chorus could win over complete strangers. We can help.

She may not be as shamelessly crowd-pleasing as her father, but her music will linger just as long in the collective memory. For some reason, the children of rock stars are not welcomed into the music industry with the same red carpet Tinsel Town rolls out to actors. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands. I last felt it with Delta Spirit’s self-titled third album. Tweets by @Renowned4Sound While I will mourn Prince and dig through his Vault for the rest of my life, I am comforted that the losses of 2016 (Frey, Bowie, Vega, etc.) Taking the stage on a made-to-order ACL Fest Friday afternoon in Zilker Park – to little fanfare and with an unassuming trio backing her – she paused only for briefly for “Hello, Austin, how ya feeling?” and stepped directly into “Come Friday,” from her second album (and first under her own name) Information. Album Review: Eliot Sumner – Information 2 min read. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. There was a visceral thrill in getting to know him solely though his lyrics, videos and imaginative soundscapes. The alien rhythm of Species gives way to a full-fledged dance beat; standout single Halfway to Hell is a powerful force of nature which sees glam rock infused with glitching synths and sprawling feedback. Earlier this year, Eliot Sumner quietly released Information, one of the loudest, most ambitious, most exhilarating and inventive rock/pop albums of the decade, let alone the year.And I had no idea it was sitting on my hard drive until last month. Oct. 1, 2016 And although the album is definitely, indisputably dark, it’s still energetic. Such are the perils of being a music blogger with an overactive downloads folder. Sumner’s voice is mesmerising, and at many points incredibly reminiscent of her father (Sting, of The Police). Editor's Review. Summary. Information is a dramatic leap forward; with it, Eliot Sumner is well on her way to establishing herself as one of the great musicians, lyricists and songwriters of our time. Sumner removed her bass for near-apocalyptic closer “Species,” unleashing her voice in full, smoldering urgency. Enter Eliot Sumner and Information.

Information sounds like a musical kaleidoscope of some of my other all-time favorite records: Lykke Li (Wounded Rhymes), Peter Gabriel (So), The Police (Synchronicity) and Gotye (Making Mirrors); every time I play it, I hear something new. Deep album cut, ‘What Good Can Ever Come of This?’ just might be my favorite song of the year so far…. Support the Chronicle, One click gets you all the newsletters listed below, Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events. When I first heard ‘Dead Arms & Dead Legs’, the opening salvo of Information, I had no idea if I was listening to a man or woman, a band or solo project, something modern or a lost classic. Her voice was closer to Maja Ivarsson of The Sounds on the Coco record, but now the deep, rich huskiness of her alto is setting in to provide ample depth, mystery and beauty to her intoxicating soundscapes. Eliot Sumner, ACL Fest 2016, I Blame Coco, Information, After Dark, Sting, Police, Information is power. Earlier this year, Eliot Sumner quietly released Information, one of the loudest, most ambitious, most exhilarating and inventive rock/pop albums of the decade, let alone the year. Sumner’s last album, 2010’s The Constant, was critically panned; in the interim, he has shed her initial moniker (I Blame Coco), supported the likes of Lykke Li, and done some heavy revising of her sound. Vaal is Coco, and Coco, who is back with a new album and an American tour, is now working under yet another name — her real, legal birth name: Eliot Sumner. More than simply husky, the vocals provide a kind of delicious vulnerability, her dark minimalism acting as a perfect companion to the album’s instrumentation. Sumner’s last album, 2010’s The Constant, was critically panned; in the interim, he has shed her initial moniker (I Blame Coco), supported the likes … — I say you are killing the music industry, but hey, who am I to stop you from reading this? Can't keep up with happenings around town? The cover art was no help, for a moment I thought Eliot might be Kim Deal in pseudonym or one of those gorgeously androgynous runway models. And I had no idea it was sitting on my hard drive until last month. Daily Coronavirus Briefing. Eliot Sumner sounds nothing like Prince but reminds me of just how fucking fantastic it was to be a Prince fan in the early 1980s. Sting’s daughter Eliot Sumner on identifying as gender fluid . Copyright © 1981-2020 Austin Chronicle Corp. All rights reserved. “Halfway to Hell” added thundering glitter rock for a recipe that deserves further taste tests.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. The musician has been in a relationship with model Lucie Von Alten for two years . She has the (traditionally) first name of a boy and the middle name of a girl (Paulina); she went by a different name, Coco, on her last album and now cashes in her iconic family surname, one that neither her famous father or mother use. Eliot Sumner Album Review: Information After a slow tinkling of keys, the atmospheric brooding of album opener “Dead Arms and Dead Legs” from Eliot Sumner’s full length Information sweeps like a dire warning.“All my fears become alive” she sings, the refrain setting a stage for what is to come before breaking into an electronic storm-cloud of feedback. Sumner is almost gothic in her approach to songwriting, which leads to some very creative exploration of genres. Get your Information on Amazon. Album Review: Eliot Sumner - Information - 10/10. For starters, I was blessed to listen to this a good five times before realizing Eliot’s last name was not SUMMER; but once I added that iconic “n” to the mix, some the puzzle pieces fit together while a few thousand more fell to the floor. ?”

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