Concert / Indie & Shoegaze Wednesday

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A Wednesday song is a quilt. A short story collection, a half-memory, a patchwork of portraits of the American south, disparate moments that somehow make sense as a whole. Karly Hartzman, the songwriter/​vocalist/​guitarist at the helm of the project, is a story collector as much as she is a storyteller: a scholar of people and one-liners. 

Rat Saw God, the Asheville quintet’s new and best record, is an album about riding a bike down a suburban stretch in Greensboro while listening to My Bloody Valentine for the first time on an iPod Nano, past a creek that runs through the neighborhood riddled with broken glass bottles and condoms, a front yard filled with broken and rusted car parts, a lonely and dilapidated house reclaimed by kudzu. The songs on Rat Saw God don’t recount epics, just the everyday. They’re true, they’re real life, blurry and chaotic and strange – which is in-line with Hartzman’s own ethos: Everyone’s story is worthy,” she says, plainly. Literally every life story is worth writing down, because people are so fascinating.”

For fans of:

Francis Of Delirium, Momma, Horsegirl

Wednesday — Quarry (Official Video)