Venn, Tomás Pagán Motta
1940 9th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
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Washington based noisy shoegaze quartet ‘Venn’ have unleashed their debut four track self-titled EP to the masses via their bandcamp page. Its taken the band almost two years to perfect a sound that fits into what they love about shoegaze & dream pop and it’s not hard to hear their many influences streaming through their core ascetic. The band are made up of Jon Fetahaj, Gabe Earle, Julian Earle & Holden Cihelka
Tomás Pagán Motta
After releasing two albums as neo-folk collective The Petticoat Tearoom and garnering critical acclaim for his "stirring and well-crafted songs" (HYPE MACHINE), the DC-based singer-songwriter Tomás Pagán Motta has produced a new meditative and visceral batch of songs for release in the fall under his own name, further propelling his career and generating serious interest and curiosity in the young writer.
Defined by his breathy, soaring vocals the album raises powerful questions on opening your own truth and intuition in a world of conformity. With expressive and nuanced compositions like "Up and Away" and "Love In Her Lies," it has an integrity unavoidable by live performance and lyrics which tell the story of searching for purpose in an increasingly complex world. Motta went back to his hometown of Baltimore to record the EP's five songs with Steve Wright (M.I.A., Jane’s Addiction) at Wright Way Studios.
Born in Maryland and of Caribbean heritage, raised for some time in Puerto Rico, the artist started his exploration into music playing the trumpet in an attempt to emulate Arturo Sandoval. He began writing serious compositions as a young adult, after the natural thirst for expression began to overwhelm him. It never dwindled and even though he worked as a journalist for a time, the most vital outlet was songwriting. He formed a group in Baltimore and began showcasing his music to the public. To this day, his creations still bring him hope and purpose, and help him to reflect on and learn from the world around him.