Kyle Morton (of Typhoon)

Kyle Morton (of Typhoon)

Anthony D’Amato

Tue · January 10, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

Kyle Morton
Kyle Morton
My Friend,

If you are reading this either: (1) it is likely that you are or have at one time been a listener of the contemporary music ensemble Typhoon and the paper trail of this fact has brought you to my doorstep, OR (2) having taken a few capricious turns in that garden of forking paths better known as the internet, you arrived here fortuitously. In the latter case, things are greatly simplified: I am a musician and I have recorded an album of songs; this is the accompanying blurb--half introduction, half apology (in the music business, as it is in the world of animal control, unknown entities must either wear ID tags or risk euthanasia).

Now, for those precious few of you familiar with my work, a small caveat: this is not the Typhoon record that was promised. The next installment in the orchestral-existential saga is currently underway but will not be suitable for public consumption for another several months. I'm sorry. It is what it is.

What you have here is a slight and hopefully scenic detour:

WHAT WILL DESTROY YOU
or
(The Net Sum of Sadness Down an Iota)

A solo record by yours truly

Most of these songs were written in about a day, many of them while walking aimlessly around Portland, others wrote themselves in the moments just before sleep. They were recorded and mixed with the invaluable help of Paul Laxer from the inviolate comfort of his living room, mostly in the evenings during the winter and early spring of 2015. At the outset there was no deliberate attempt at an overarching concept, though once finished and lined up together the theme of my subconscious was revealed to me: this was a record about love, more specifically (not devolving into platitudes just yet), the ambivalence of erotic love.

With a couple exceptions these songs are about kinds of love, from old fashioned heartache to acute sadomasochism; some drawn from personal experience and others extrapolated from years of keen observation on the subject. For the sake of research, I would be interested to hear your thoughts on any or all of them, though beware my dear reader, what is heard is often as revealing of the listener as it is of the teller.

Correspondence can be directed to wearetyphoon@gmail.com

Yr faithful servant,

k

9 September 2016
Anthony D’Amato
Anthony D’Amato
Produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit) and recorded with an Omaha all-star team of musicians including Conor Oberst and members of Bright Eyes, The Faint, and Cursive, ‘Cold Snap’ is Anthony D’Amato’s most ambitious, incisive, and sophisticated collection yet, with a larger-than-life sound propelled by dual drummers, explosive guitars, infectious hooks, and erudite lyrics. Written primarily during a touring hiatus forced by a broken finger, the songs explore the schisms between perception and reality, projection and truth, who we are and how we’re seen.

The record follows D’Amato’s 2014 New West debut, ‘The Shipwreck From The Shore,’ which was inspired in part by his time studying with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon and earned raves on both sides of the pond, with NPR lauding that “he writes in the tradition of Bruce Springsteen or Josh Ritter” and Uncut proclaiming that his songwriting “echoes with early Bob Dylan.” USA Today declared that the album “strikes every right note,” SPIN praised the way he “turns heartbreak into cheery folk,” and Entertainment Weekly said the music “calls to mind Simon & Garfunkel’s more amped-up moments.” Songs from the record collectively cracked more than two million plays on Spotify and turned up on ABC’s hit series Nashville, while the album earned additional love everywhere from the New York Times and WSJ to NY Mag and Billboard. D’Amato hit the road hard for a year straight to promote the album, touring on three continents and sharing bills with Ben Folds, Josh Ritter, Shawn Colvin, Rhett Miller, Justin Townes Earle, Bleachers, and more along the way.
Venue Information:
The Bartlett
228 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA, 99201
http://thebartlettspokane.com/