- Sat, Dec 2, 2017 at 9pm
- Attica Riots
- The Good Will Social Club
- 625 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
- Advance Cost
The Joyful Project is thrilled to present Attica Riots w/special guests SC Mira and Upper Lakes for our 3rd Annual Concert for Socks on Saturday, December 2nd.
Formed from the remnants of a pair of long-running and well-known Winnipeg rock outfits, Attica Riots deliver an impactful shot of sonic urgency through a seamless synergy of rock-solid musicianship and sharp lyricism. It's a sound rooted in buoyant, upbeat alt-rock but bolstered with elements of everything from dance to punk to sticky, straight-up pop. And while they've been appeasing a growing fan base with buzzed-about performances and informal releases over the years, Attica Riots - comprised of the core trio of Bobby Desjarlais, Anders Erickson, and Kyle Erickson - are set drop their anxiously awaited full-length debut in 2016.
Produced by Mark Needham (Fleetwood Mac, The Killers, Imagine Dragons), the album perfectly embodies the aforementioned hybrid of musicality and acute social commentary. Put simply, it's about taking complex ideas - witty, wise, and wary - and relaying them through a more accessible means.
The soundtrack to that dialogue is equally as accessible. Tracks like “I'm Not The Only One” and “Give It To Me” are darkly infectious, appealing first to the body and then to the mind. their propulsive, danceable beats and sticky leads get you moving and, shortly after, singing along. Equally as memorable and moving, “Misery” and “Love Sunshine and Hysteria,” on the other hand, are bouncier and more cheerful - at least musically.
The entire collection, tracked at L.A.'s illustrious EastWest Studios, benefits greatly from Needham's Midas touch. But despite their polish, the songs maintain the organic appeal that earned Attica Riots their initial attention.
They've already got hoards of followers and industry heavyweights in their corner thanks to past successes and present potential, and once their proper LP is delivered, Attica Riots will see their music and the message behind it cause the best kind of uproar.
They are five painfully unique, flawed individuals, that despite their differences, have created something that is difficult to define. For Sc Mira, there is no “file beside”, no “for fans of”. They are pioneers in an age of sameness, when everyone is claiming to be different.
Now, two years after Sc Mira discovered their darkness following their debut record, Waiting Room Baby, the band is back with a new collection of songs that are bright on the outside and cold on the inside, beginning with the aptly titled Keep Crawling EP. The self-produced EP was guided by an unlikely partner in mix-engineer Ferro Montanino, a pop producer and composer with a knack for film work and an inspired collaboration with electronic superstar Skrillex under his belt. Ferro’s knowledge of the electronic and pop world complimented Sc Mira’s synth-driven dance-rock in an unusual way, and thus the term “death pop” was born.
It’s been a wild ride for this young band, with performances throughout the world, including an unforgettable show to an immense crowd of teary-eyed fans in Tokyo. Still, it feels as though this is only the very beginning.
Sc Mira will make you uncomfortable, but once you get over the initial shock, you’ll realize that you are hearing something new for the first time in a long time, and you just might find yourself beginning a sentence with: “I knew them when…”
Misery by Attica Riots
Free by Sc Mira
"Misery" by Attica Riots