Smoota 'Record Release'

Ivy Room Presents

Smoota 'Record Release'

Dingbat Superminx, Sitka Sun

Thu · November 15, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

Smoota 'Record Release'
Smoota 'Record Release'
Recorded over several years in his basement studio in Brooklyn, Smoota's second LP will continue his unique musical exploration of sexual desire and its complex intersection with love. Written and performed almost entirely by himself, Smoota’s follow-up to his 2013 debut, FETISHES will continue his one-of-a-kind blend of honesty, humor and wordplay to shine a light on the beautiful and often mind-boggling displays of lust, devotion, happiness and pain we employ to both fall in love and get it on.

An in-demand musician in New York, Smoota has toured for years with art rock legends TV On The Radio. He has also recorded and performed with a wide variety of artists, including hip hop sensations Run The Jewels, rock legend Steven Tyler, EDM phenoms Pretty Lights and Griz, New Orleans superstar Aaron Neville, indie icon Sufjan Stevens, and soul queen Sharon Jones.

But for his own music, Smoota draws inspiration from his deep collection of soul, funk, disco and R&B records. Filled with sounds from rare 70s and 80s synths and drum machines, his sensual and funky grooves are a fresh take on the slow jams and dance classics of sex crooners like Marvin Gaye, Serge Gainsbourg, Willie Hutch and Smokey Robinson.

But while sonically the music pulls from the heyday of groovy music, lyrically Smoota writes from 2018 and beyond, addressing ideas more often examined in literature and European art films than in music. His new album will address the polyamorous urge, happy S&M relationships, taboo lust for one’s in-laws, the complexity of the female orgasm, the connection between masturbation and intercourse and more.

The new album is due in fall 2018 on Smoota’s own label, Body To Body Records.

"Hyper-sexed, sensual alt-soul grooves." (Time Out New York)

"An excellent example of how the libido sounds." (San Diego Reader)

“Combines the slinky DIY funk grooves of Shuggie Otis with the offbeat, trippy psychedelic stoner charm of James Pants, all topped off with a sly pervy streak that winks toward Serge Gainsbourg and the P-Funk mob….Smooth, laidback soul and funk that's slightly gritty at the edges; he's a skilled musician with the chops to pull this off." (Other Music)
Dingbat Superminx
Dingbat Superminx
Dingbat Superminx is a pop ensemble that aims to formulate a direct musical response to socialized passive performance in daily life. Their latest album "Tears on the Trackpad" deals with concepts of no future, loneliness, and serious humor. The band is committed to performances that are unpredictable, accessible, and revealing.
Sitka Sun
Sitka Sun
Sitka Sun is the instrumental project of Patrick Murphy. This debut release is recommended for long drives, desert landscapes, and contemplative days.
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706