The Government Center
Sunday May 8 7:30 pm $12 advance/$15 door all ages
or at Government Center and Jerry's Records
Seattle experimental jazz-rock combo on Anti- Records
psychedelic city-pop from San Diego member of Mattson 2
with special guest
Drawing on bebop, punk rock, shoegaze, hip-hop, and electronic music, experimental jazz act High Pulp is announcing Pursuit of Ends, their first full-length album with Los Angeles’s ANTI- Records.
High Pulp’s music is both vintage and futuristic all at once, hinting at times to everything from Miles Davis and Duke Ellington to Aphex Twin and My Bloody Valentine. The songs on ‘Pursuit of Ends’ balance meticulous composition with visceral spontaneity, and the performances are nothing short of virtuosic, fueled by raw, ecstatic horn runs ducking and weaving their way around thick bass lines and dizzying percussion.
While the Seattle-based collective is centered around a crew of six core members, they also make judicious use of a broad network of collaborators on the album: sax star Jaleel Shaw (Roy Haynes, Mingus Big Band), harpist Brandee Younger (Ravi Coltrane, The Roots), Grammy-nominated trumpeter Theo Coker, and keyboardist Jacob Mann (Rufus Wainwright, Louis Cole) to help stretch the boundaries of their sonic universe. The result is a lush, cinematic collection as unpredictable as it is engrossing - an urgent, exhilarating instrumental album that manages to speak to the moment without uttering a single word.
Jared Mattson (of Mattson2) will perform with his trio Astronauts Etc. on bass & Joe Lyle on drums. New record will be on Toro Y Moi’s label Company Records.
“[Haruomi] Hosono and Cornelius and Panda Bear had a love child and his name was Jared Mattson” is what new touring bandmate and collaborator Tony Peppers said of Jared Mattson’s demo tapes for his forthcoming 2022 solo release, Peanut. As the pandemic drama loomed and consumed distance from his twin assemblage “Mattson 2,” Jared took to developing his own solo compositions in his casita in the hills of San Diego with drum machines, synths, a P-Bass, and his Stratocaster inspired by the newfound domestic solitude and necessity to keep busy at his work in order to stay alive. What resulted is a tape-saturated, bizarre blend of psychedelic guitar, reggae induced city pop.