After releasing his adventurous debut, Mowgli, Mister Lies, is hitting the road again! The Chicago native will be joined by fellow electronic talent, Giraffage. Full dates below.
06/18 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s *
06/19 – Boston, MA – Great Scott *
06/21 – New York, NY – 285 Kent *
06/22 – Philadelphia, PA – Rd Sky *
06/25 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club *
06/26 – Seattle, WA – Barboza *
06/27 – Portland, OR – Rotture *
06/28 – Sacramento, CA – Bows & Arrows *
06/29 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos *
06/30 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar *
07/04 -San Francisco, CA – Popscene at Rickshaw Stop *
Last year’s False Astronomy EP by Chicago-based producer Mister Lies (a.k.a. Nick Zanca) seemed to come out of nowhere, but nonetheless managed to light up every single ear and blog that it touched. Taken from his Mowgli LP (due out via Lefse on February 26), “Lupine” shows off two different sides of the producer, illustrating more or less exactly why we recently included him in our Bubblin’ Up series. The track doesn’t stand still: Beginning with a loungey groove, “Lupine” is soon sideswiped by a Blade Runner-esque wash of synths before taking a hard left into clattering garage. It goes on to interchange distant vocal samples with melodic hooks that wouldn’t be out of place in a Julio Bashmore track, bringing them all together at the finale. Mister Lies seems to be slowly carving out a distinguished niche for himself, and if anything, “Lupine” just makes the wait for its parent album all the more exciting.
From The Fader:
Chicago philosophy student and producer Mister Lies will release his debut LP, Mowgli, recorded in a Vermont cabin, on February 26th via Lefse. He’s already let loose a few impressive album tracks—the squelchy “Align” and skittering “Dionysian,” both embedded below—but nothing so fully realized as “Hounded,” a downtempo burner that, despite featuring vocals from the Brooklyn husband-wife duo Exitmusic, hits the hardest when the singing shushes, two minutes in. A siren wails and the beat rumbles in the bottom of your neck. More
Stream, “Hounded” below and watch for Mister Lies on tour this March.
03/12-03/17 Austin, TX – SXSW
03/22 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick Lounge w/ TBA
03/23 Ottawa, ON – Cafe Dekcuf w/ Adam Saikaley, Organ Eyes
03/24 Montreal, CA – Casa del Popolo w/ AGOR, Grown Folk
03/26 Boston, MA – Phoenix Landing w/ Time Wharp, C.Z.
03/27 New Haven, CT – BAR w/ Beat Culture & Color Plus
03/28 Providence, RI – Fete Lounge w/ TBA
03/29 Baltimore, MD – Golden West Cafe w/ TBA
03/30 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands w/ Rimar & Heathered Pearls – New York Record Release
Nick Zanca better known as Mister Lies was featured on XLR8R as one of their “Artists to Watch” in 2013. Mister Lies new album Mowgli will be released on February 26th and can be pre-ordered now from the Lefse Store. Check him out live this month on one of his many tour dates.
Mister Lies is the operational alias for producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nick Zanca. It was also the product of dorm-room insomnia, developing an odd family of friends in a city of strangers, and homesickness for places where one only feels homesick.