State Theatre Portland
Patrick Watson

State Theatre and WCLZ Presents

Patrick Watson

Arborea

Sun, December 9, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

SPACE Gallery

Portland, ME

$12 advance / $15 day of show

This event is all ages

Buy tickets in person at the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at www.statetheatreportland.com The State Theatre Box Office will be open one hour before doors on night of show.

Patrick Watson
Patrick Watson
This journey begins with that Montreal-based band of travelers, composed of Patrick Watson (vocals, piano, harmonium), Robbie Kuster (drums), Mishka Stein (bass), and Simon Angell (guitar). After touring the wild hillsides of Canada, Patrick Watson embarks on a whole new journey in 2006 with the release of Close to Paradise. Receiving national and international acclaim as well as collaborating and sharing the stage with various renowned artists along the ride, they're ready to gaze at the rest of the world.
Having a penchant for surreal acoustic landscapes, both organic and electronic, the band releases in April of 2009 Wooden Arms. Through this new album, the band scrapbooks their new songs, narrating the journey of a tour which took them to all four corners of the globe.
“Adventures In Your Own Backyard is a record made at home with lots of love. After our past tours and last recordings around the world, we decided to bring this album home. We set up our instruments in my loft and over a year, came in and out, just pressed “record” and hoped for the best. We recorded most of the music live, “off the floor”, trying to capture what people like about our shows, which can be difficult to transcribe in a studio sometimes. We also realized that when you’re making a record, it’s sometimes easier to make one that’s fun to work on but not necessarily one you would listen to. We noticed that records we love to listen to are more simple than the ones we’ve made, so we tried are best to make an album that was as easy and fun to do than it is to listen to. We decided to make a simple and grounded record where each single sound has to be a necessity, or cut. The adventure aspect consisted into bringing a little sugar to people’s home, inspired by Ennio Morricone’s soundtracks.
Arborea
Arborea
2011 album Red Planet made Rolling Stone's 'Best Under-the-Radar Albums of 2011'

Mojo Magazine: "Glowing, Warm, Triumphant"

Arborea is a musical duo from Maine, formed in the summer of 2005 by wife and husband Shanti Curran and Buck Curran.
Since 2007 they've toured extensively throughout the US, UK, and Europe, curated two various artists compilations; We are All One, In the Sun: A Tribute to Robbie Basho and Leaves of Life, and released several full length albums.

Their latest Red Planet made Rolling Stone's Best Under-the-Radar Albums of 2011 (David Fricke), Top Vinyl Pick in Mojo, Portland Phoenix Top Ten Albums of 2011, Uncut Magazine's Top 100 Albums of 2011, and Editors Top Pick in Guitar Player Magazine.

"If you could take a shiver and slow it down so that it lasted for 50 minutes, you'd have Red Planet, the fourth album from Arborea. It's folk music that runs through your veins ice cold, but in a way that's so compelling and irresistible you can't help be moved by it. Red Planet is released by Portland label Strange Attractors Audio House, but Arborea actually hail from a spot much closer to the other Portland; the husband-and-wife duo of Shanti and Buck Curran live in Maine, a state of rugged beauty, endless forests, summertime bugs the size of hummingbirds, and a cold and rocky coastline. Shanti's voice rises above sparse instrumental backing like a cool fog, and while the pair has earned comparisons to acts like Pentangle and Alela Diane, to me Arborea sounds utterly unique and entirely captivating." - Ned Lannamann, Portland Mercury
Venue Information:
SPACE Gallery
538 Congress St.
Portland, ME, 04101
http://www.space538.org/