Advance Base & Young Moon

Kristin Daelyn

Thursday, March 07, 2024
Doors: 6pm | Show: 8:30pm
$13

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Advance Base is the melancholic soft rock recording project of Chicago, IL singer/songwriter Owen Ashworth (formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone). Using a two-handed arsenal of electric piano, Omnichord, samplers, effect pedals & drum machines, Ashworth builds minimalist, heavyhearted, & nostalgia-obsessed ballads around his conversational baritone. The warm, electronic sound of Advance Base has been described as "lofi," "depressed" & "weirdly uplifting." Animal Companionship, the third & most recent "studio" album by Advance Base, was released September 21, 2018 by Run For Cover Records / Orindal Records. GoldFlakePaint & Various Small Flames both listed Animal Companionship among their favorite albums of 2018. Since then, Advance Base has released Wall of Tears & Other-Songs I Didn't Write, a home-recorded collection of (mostly) country/Americana covers arranged for electronic instruments & Live at Home, a collection of mid-quarantine livestream concert performances & the closest representation of an Advance Base live set commercially available. A new single titled ”Little Sable Point Lighthouse” was released on March 31, 2022. “Itʼs with no exaggeration we describe Owen Ashworth as one of the most consistent and important songwriters in contemporary indie music. From the earliest Casiotone For the Painfully Alone demos to most recent Advance Base single ʻLittle Sable Point Lighthouseʻ, Owen has crafted a catalogue of characters and circumstances with few rivals in the modern era. His is an ever evolving body of work which stands out in its deftness and humility and empathy and care, bringing to life individuals from across the spectrum of human experience while remaining unerringly attuned to the tender, fallible heart at the centre of each.” - Various Small Flames "A Raymond Carver short story collection set to music by a Joan of Arc-era OMD" - MOJO Magazine
Trevor Montgomery is a craftsman. By day heʼs a skilled tile setter, a job taxing to both the mind and body. By night he's an equally meticulous and hard working musician, coaxing just the right tones out of his vintage drum machines and synths to carry his tales of love and redemption. As a tile setter and as a musician, his job is the same: assembling things of beauty to fill empty spaces. Gifted with a somber baritone, Montgomery returns with a new album under his Young Moon moniker entitled Colt. Having been in bands such as San Francisco post-rockers Tarentel and solo under the moniker Lazarus (Temporary Residence), in 2012 Montgomery released Navigated Like the Swan, his first album under the Young Moon moniker. According to The Wall Street Journal “It engulfs the listener—and sometimes even the narrator…”, while Consequence of Sound called it “…powerful and heartfelt…”. Soon after its release, the relationship that inspired those songs unraveled, leaving Montgomery at an all-time low, living on a houseboat out of necessity, and unable to write songs, or even play guitar. “That part of me was broken. My life was pretty broken as well” says Montgomery. Fortunately he realized he needed a radical change to rebuild his mind, body, and spirit. He turned to devotional yoga to facilitate that change. As he explains, “I chanted, stretched, sweated, juiced, and ate salads…transformed my body first and foremost. I kept practicing yoga 5-7 days a week, and I started my daily meditation practice. It was at the 2 year point that I was ready to start playing music again. I'm sure there are other songwriters and artists out there that can relate to not being able to work due to just being too broken, too sad. I don't blame my relationship failing at all, that was just the spark that made me realize that I was really fucked up on a ton of levels.” Though he eased back into the habit of playing music on a daily basis, something was still missing. Drummer Syam Zapalowski was a Young Moon fan, and started pursuing Montgomery about playing live shows with him. Zapalowski's persistence and encouragement led Young Moon to expand to include Montgomery's longtime collaborator Danny Grody on guitars and synths, and Jeff Moller on bass. “It was a natural progression for Young Moon. I needed to have more dynamics and volume to tell the stories the way they were laying out in my head,” says Montgomery. Inspired by the newfound potential of a full band, and revitalized by his yogic discipline, the songs that make up the new album Colt started coming together. Understandably, many of the ideas about love and compassion that he absorbed though yoga and meditation show up throughout the album. Though most of the songs recount Montgomery's experiences of self-acceptance and transformation, album standout “Fell On My Face” takes the listener back to the bleak days in his life, when he first realized he needed to make a change. Even when he's shining a light on the dark and broken parts of his past, Colt feels redemptive, inspiring, and full of hope.
Philadelphia indie folk artist Kristin Daelyn roots herself in the comfort and simplicity of folk, using fingerstyle guitar and intimate storytelling as the foundation of her music. Each piece creates a tender world of melancholy and warmth, emoting through layers of ambient arrangements and layered vocal swells. Daelyn self engineered and produced her first two albums “Waning” and “Gardens and Plantings”. Recording both albums at home, she invites you into an almost private space to share personal musings and experience. Her most recent double single, "Into the Quarry", was recorded with Danny Black (Good Old War, Gregory Alan Isakov) and released July 2023. Her compositions have been featured on WXPN, Gems on VHS and Various Small Flames.