This Patch of Sky

Hi-Fi Music Lounge Presents

This Patch of Sky

Holy Fawn, Muscle Beach Petting Zoo, Le Rev

Fri · February 16, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Hi-Fi Lounge

Advance Tickets: $7, Day of Show: $10

This Patch of Sky
This Patch of Sky
We play music without words to communicate without language.

This Patch Of Sky is an instrumental post-rock band from Eugene, OR. Their music is a gentle, spellbinding tapestry of sounds and emotions. From the quiet hope of 'Lyssna' to the weather-beaten contemplation of 'Time Destroys Everything, But Our Foundation Remains', they have crafted a style that fuses blissful ambient synthesis with raw, organic embellishments played by strings, guitars and percussion. A true pleasure to listen in leisure and a powerfully sincere and atmospheric option for filmmakers.

"Rare is the band that improves with every release, but this Oregon septet has done it again. This self-titled album – the band’s fourth – is its best yet, representing another leap forward. To those unfamiliar with the band: it’s time to start noticing." - A Closer Listen

"This Patch Of Sky is more than a collection of eight songs: it’s an experience that will let you explore the most beautiful sonic landscapes." - Echoes and Dust

With their fourth release in as many years, TPOS have transformed from an eccentrically aggressive style of post-rock that attempted to lure in listeners with catchy hooks and flashy guitar work to what is now one of the most complete and full sounding post-rock bands in the world." - Postrockstar

"We can guess these guys in This Patch of Sky all read huge leather bound books and shit, and they all rock well-worn denim and perfectly complementary colors and patterns of plaid, but after spending hours upon hours with this album, I'd like to think their decision making abilities as it pertains to song construction is their most impressive collective trait." - SYFFAL

"TPOS appears to have learned patience, letting each build rise in tension, allowing it to grow slowly and organically, letting the feelings come when they’re ready rather than applying an almost punk rock impatience to the the formula, as so many young instrumental bands do." - Exiled In Eugene
Holy Fawn
Holy Fawn
Indie, Acid, Mellow, Heavy, Animals, Nature, Dreams, The taste of moss, Bury yourself alive.
Muscle Beach Petting Zoo
Muscle Beach Petting Zoo
Muscle Beach Petting Zoo (MBPZ) are an instrumental post-hardcore band formed in Eugene, OR, known for a particularly swampy, sweaty brand of snarling, post-progressive devil music that occasionally borders math rock. They take after established prog rock and metal acts like Mastodon, Deftones, or Mars Volta, by placing an emphasis on irreverent time signature and tempo changes within songs, without the utilization of vocals. Even if they're not very good at it 😉 Like your favorite taco stand, Muscle Beach Petting Zoo manages to keep the exotic flavors in check with a zest and attitude all their own.

Guitarist and main songwriter Michael (Thom Simon, Childspeak) met co-guitarist Andrew while working together at a local music retailer. Initially, the duo's tastes and songwriting tendencies were polar opposite, but soon, symbiotic patterns emerged over love for metal music and British television series The Mighty Boosh. The two quickly enlisted Max (The Great Hiatum) on bass and Cody (NotAPartOfIt) on drums and within months, the demos were brought to life. The group's first show was in a basement on Halloween 2015, in which during the final song, multiple witnesses claim one of two twins screamed in ecstasy in the final chords only to allegedly vast vomit onto the second of the two twin's faces. In essence, the band knew they had something special, and it wasn't just Michael and Andrew's mutual taste for surreal debauchery while geeking out on guitars. Whatever it was, people seemed to enjoy it.

But as the groups fan base increased, so did its challenges: Michael and Max began playing with different bands, with Michael even leaving nearly two months for tour in the summer, during which original drummer Cody was replaced by Chevy Doud. Upon moving in together, the group began to stagnate and fritter rather than hone in songs or practice new ideas. The stars were dim. Andrew was managing a store. Michael was covered head to toe in chunky organic peanut butter.

But before long, the groups strengths began to coalesce. The necessity of the project and it's inherent attitude problem became apparent to it's members over time as a sacred space, as safe as it was unforgiving. Like their sound. Though accessible, their intentionally angular sound is unapologetic; the echoes of four young cantankerous heathens slogging their way through time and space in the Northwest, trying to laugh at themselves, and everybody else, along the way.

The band is currently finishing new material, praying for aliens to come down and help them navigate inter-dimensionally to recording and releasing a good sounding record one day.
Le Rev
Le Rev
Le Rev is a post-rock band from Eugene, OR. The trio consists of Nick Gamer (vocals/bass/guitar/keyboard/lyrics), Colin Redmond (guitar/baritone guitar/bass/keyboard/backing vocals/production), and James West (drums/sampler/loops). Le Rev exhibits elaborate and textural instrumentation behind beautiful cathartic vocals. The members all boast extensive musical backgrounds encompassing multi-genre experience resulting in a refreshing and accessible shift from main-stream pop. Le Rev is currently working to release two EP’s and a video.
Venue Information:
Hi-Fi Lounge
44 E. 7th Ave
Eugene, OR, 97401
http://hifimusichall.com/