Strange Ranger Album Launch Party

Friday, August 4 2023 at 10:30 PM

Join us for a euphoric night of experimental music and swaying bodies as genre crossing ensemble Strange Ranger release their album “Pure Music”

Doors open 10:30

This is a 21+ event

20 dollar table minimum per person is required.
Tickets are non-refundable.


Recorded at a cabin in upstate New York as a blizzard raged outside, Pure Music elucidates the promise of No Light in Heaven, a mixtape that hinted the band was cocooned in a state of near total transformation. Pure Music emerged from the same sessions, and while No Light in Heaven resembles, in places, bygone iterations of the sound Strange Ranger created, Pure Music is easily their most exciting and ambitious work to date because it was made with so little concern for what anyone might expect of them, as if they were a band without history. It’s an album that feels out of this time, one that lives in a dimension running parallel to ours.

Strange Ranger now occupy a space best described as uncanny; on Pure Music, the band indulges an obsession with Loveless, but they infiltrate any comparison to shoegaze with overtures to disco, house, and experimental pop. The Talk Talk inspired pean to isolation “Way Out” features a saxophone part played by Nathan Tucker, while “She’s On Fire” is only a rock song until just after the midway point, when the drums throb, the snare skitters then snaps, and suddenly, you’re in a sweaty pit of swaying bodies dancing as Eiger and Fiona Woodman harmonize, “I would have thought the rhythm of the club might lead me somewhere.” “Music makes us transcend the feeling of being alienated from or trapped by the world,” Woodman says. “I want the experience of listening to Pure Music to be euphoric.”

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