Conformity Contortion featuring Sara Lund & Thollem Electric – Convention Submission Distorts Compliance | All Ages
Date(s) - 07/19/2015
Revival Drum Shop
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Conformity Contortion is a power duo that explores traditional approaches of music in non-traditional ways. Mixing and matching eclectic influences, the duo contorts the familiar into new possibilities. The sound is monolithic with distorted electric piano and heavy driving drums.
- Sara Lund — drums (Unwound, Hungry Ghost, Corin Tucker Band)
- Thollem Electric — modified electric piano, analog effects (Tsigoti, Hand To Man Band, Bad News From Houston)
Sara Lund has been providing beats and exploring rhythm since age 11. She is best known for her work as the drummer for Unwound (1992-2002). Sara’s recent projects include Hungry Ghost, and The Corin Tucker Band, as well as both 77Boadrum & 88Boadrum orchestras with the Boredoms (and 76 & 87 other drummers). It is tremendously refreshing to hear her improvising on record, pushing the music and helping to forge a fresh amalgam in the process.
Thollem is known internationally as a wildly diverse keyboardist with “unreal linear explosions” (Greg Burk, LA Weekly). A brief cross-section of his many collaborators include members of The Stooges, The Minutemen, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Deerhoof, Wilco, Can, Half Japanese and many more. Some of his many projects include Tsigoti, The Hand To Man Band, Whistling Joy Jumpers and Bad News From Houston. Thollem has been on tour perpetually for years, releasing more than 40 albums of his own and in collaboration with others on 19 different vanguard labels.
“Lund comes at improvisation from a rock angle, and Thollem comes at rock from an improvisational angle. For me, the concept of freedom that really matters is, how free does the music make you feel?” — Sam Coomes (Quasi), from the liner notes for Impulsive Machinations (New Atlantis Records, 2014)