AdHoc Presents


Video Age, Hypoluxo

Sat · March 24, 2018

8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Chloé Soldevila and her musicians have built a psychedelic pop world
with twangy guitar riffs and haunting synth lines. A bed of flowers on which the singer’s catchy
vocals lay. Anemone is an ode to love.
Coming from a family of artists, Montreal native yet, raisedbetween Barcelona and Montreal and
growing up in the arts has led Chloé to be in musical training from a very young age, graduating
from high school with special mentions in classical piano and flute. After pursuing jazz piano
studies in Cegep, she left musical training to pursue her own specific goals within different
styles of music and, study Photography and Film in Concordia University.
It’s the photography that brings her inspirations at first. As she was playing in her first
rock’n’roll band, Chloé had the chance to meet several successful bands such as the
Allah-Las, La Femme and Broncho, who were attracted to her photography talent and
general unique presence, which led her to travel with bands, mostly in the United States
(California) and France, to photograph them. These travels had ignited for Chloé a desire
to write and compose her own music. Spending hours with musicians was the inspiration
she needed to create her heartfelt music: with strong classical and counter melody
composition, with words on youth about her life during those years, directly inspired by
the observations she would make on herself and on the life of the many young artists
she met along the way.
When Chloé established in Montreal, she had one goal in mind: making her own music.
Historically, great music encounters were made in bars, and this is precisely where she
met the musicians for Anemone. She knew that the drummer Miles Dupire-Gagnon
(Elephant Stone, The Brooks, Samito) and the guitarist Gabriel Lambert (Elephant Stone,
Besnard Lakes, Leif Vollbekk) would understand her sound and help bring it to the next
level. Since September 2015, she has been working with them and others on a 10 tracks
recording. Miles introduced Chloé to a talented bassist, Grégoire Carrier Bonneau (Daby
Touré, Kalmunity Vibe Collective, Labess). Then, Zach Irving, guitarist and back vocals,
joined the group. With Chloé singing and playing keyboards, the band was completed.
When you hear Anemone, you can feel a classical influence, California’s psychedelic
music and a modern touch of pop music. The band has already done a couple of shows,
and it has been said that it has a unique and interesting sound.
Love for everyone. Anemone loves you.
Video Age
Video Age
"Wikipedia dot org-- the modern millennials most trusted fact source, defines a collage as “an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.” Brooklyn, New York’s Hypoluxo make music that is, in every sense of the definition, a collage. WIth their signature calm, cool, and collected disposition; the band pulls off a somehow-seamless smattering of shoegaze, indie rock, and dream pop. Vocalist/guitarist Samuel Jacob Cogen and guitarist Cameron Riordan forge distant yet warm melodies that float over a subtly funky and driving rhythm section; comprised of bassist Eric Jaso and drummer Marco Hector Ocampo. Motivated hooks and choruses infiltrate a shimmering and spacey atmosphere, and preclude any notion of apathy. As they construct method out of madness, the band executes repeatedly changing time signatures with grace and poise. All the while, not a single note feels arduous. The quartet’s delivery is so nonchalant it’s almost smug. Like a grand sigh of relief, each moment unfolds with inhibition, encouraging listeners to sink further and further into the deep state of relaxation we all so desperately long for.

Cogen’s vocals are without question one of the most striking and defining features of the band’s unique sound. Said vocals can be characterized by their polished and satiny quality, undoubtedly contributing to Hypoluxo’s captivating, almost hypnotic overall nature. Smooth yet strong, like a high quality alcoholic beverage, his deep-toned voice may catch those unfamiliar with Hypoluxo off guard. Yet he is anything but fazed, as sincere and eloquent lyricism pours out of him with ease.

Their sophomore full length release, Running on a Fence, exemplifies the newfound confidence in Hypoluxo. Following their debut 2016 LP, If Language, the new album illustrates an immense growth within the group. With a sound just idiosyncratic enough to prevent them from being quite like anything else out there, yet unmistakably drawing components from widely appealing aesthetics, the band has clearly caught their stride and come into their own. Songs like “Insecure” and “Midnight Snack” demonstrate their ability to compose an infectiously catchy tune. While standout track “Character Driven” finds the band wandering into unchartered territory, dipping into a borderline-country aesthetic without succumbing to the cliches of the current and ephemeral “alt-country” trend.

Hypoluxo’s eccentric sound may make them hard to place among their fellow indie rock peers. But it leaves a lasting impression; an impression which inevitably results in listeners being left with a craving that only Hypoluxo themselves can satisfy.

— Delaney Motter"
Venue Information:
140 Wilson Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11237