Spectral Hypnosis : (blouse)usa, Eyes Wings And Many Other Things

SPECTRAL HYPNOSIS
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(blouse)usa

Seattle’s (blouse)usa — not to be confused with Portland’s dream poppers (?) Blouse — is the solo project of Benjamin Thomas-Kennedy. You wouldn’t think from listening that (blouse)usa would be the project of the drummer of psych rock bands LESBIAN and Fungal Abyss, but this is the more restrained, more electronic flip-side of those sonic, analog brutalities. Tammy’s Beans is available for free download on Bandcamp, or you can stream it below. What up.

Eyes, Wings And Many Other Things

This Dallas-based duo consisting of Sean French and Colin Arnold has been stirring up local attention for quite some time now. On March 16th, with the help of up-and-coming record label Pour Le Corps, they will be releasing their latest record, Napalm Beach! You can hear their debut track, “Cruelty” below (a gentle track that will no doubt leave you wondering where its title comes from).

Listen to Eyes, Wings, And Many Other Things – “Cruelty”DOWNLOAD MP3

Pour Le Corps will also be throwing their first ever SXSW showcase, which is unfortunately the same night of our SXSW show. Nevertheless — see the full details below, and get excited that Austinite Xander Harris is closing out the evening!

NAPALM BEACH TRACKLISTING

Side One
Albatross
In Crumbles
Heat Wavering
Cruelty
Bad Powder

Side Two
Engulfed
Napalm Beach
Polynesia
Double Rainbow

Pour Le Corps SXSW Showcase
Dominican Joe
515 S Congress Ave at Riverside Dr.
4pm-4am

4:00PM: Ana & Ina
4:45PM: Water Falls
5:30PM: Son Fish
6:15PM: Diamond Age
7:00PM: Keepbullfighting
7:45PM: Spacebeach
8:30PM: Tenstairs
9:15PM: Eyes, Wings & Many Other Things
10:00PM: Delores Boys
10:45PM: Darktown Strutters
11:30PM: Oedipa Pass
12:15PM: Tassels
1:00AM: Sneaky Snake
1:45AM: Xander Harris

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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/she) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

In 2017, Vee released the narrative short film, Searching Skies — which touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States — and co-organized The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. 2022 sees the release of their next short film, Reckless Spirits, which is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature film.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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