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Wednesday, March 16 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Chris Bathgate

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Chris began drawing attention as a solo artist in 2005 upon the release of his first album, Silence is for Suckers, after a slew of self-produced EPs / Singles and a stint in the short-lived (but much loved) group The Descent of the Holy Ghost Church. In 2007 Chris releasedf A Cork Tale Wake, his 3rd proper album and the 1st to date he’d not produced on his own and self-released. Originally released in the summer of that year, A Cork Tale Wake would propel Chris’ music to much greater frontiers spurring overwhelming critical acclaim, several North American tours, two tours of Europe, and an eventual re-release of the album in Europe by One Little Indian Records (Bjork, Asobi Seksu, Land of Talk). “Serpentine”, the lead track from the album, went on to be Chris’ most recognized and successful song to date with an exceptionally strong reaction from The BBC and The Independent (UK) calling it “one of the most beautiful songs you’ll hear this year”. Afterwards, and originally meant as a short offering for fans as he began work on his 4th proper studio album, the EP Wait, Skeleton turned out to be one of Bathgate’s most widely visible releases to date after Bathgate was selected as one of the first artists to be featured in Starbucks’ ‘Pick of the Week’ promotion (leading the popular chain to distribute more than 2 million free download cards of his rework of “Yes, I’m Cold”. The program has continued since 2008 and has gone on to feature such artists as The Arcade Fire, My Morning Jacket, Spoon and many more). Salt Year, to be released in April of 2011, promises to be his most mature and fully-rounded statement to date.The biting angst of tracks such as “Eliza (Hue)” and “Borders”, the introspection and self-efficacy of “No Silver” and “In the City” alongside beautifully cathartic album closer “Everything” put the full range of Bathgate’s songwriting abilities on display for the duration of Salt Year’s 42 minutes. After several years of struggle Bathgate has reemerged on the other side with a more realized version of his signature country-tinged gothic folk. It is perhaps that very struggle that makes Salt Year such a triumph.
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Chris Bathgate

Chris began drawing attention as a solo artist in 2005 upon the release of his first album, Silence is for Suckers, after a slew of self-produced EPs / Singles and a stint in the short-lived (but much loved) group The Descent of the Holy Ghost Church. In 2007 Chris releasedf A Cork... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Esther's Follies 525 E 6th St

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