Fleurs and Shy play sets at Best Video Performance Space on Friday, Apr. 19. The show starts at 8 PM and the cover is a sliding scale of $5-10 (pay what you can in that range).
Fleurs is a musical enigma. All shifty riffs and sticky words, Fleurs draws romance out of depravity, mining glitter out of gunk. Fleurs is the feeling of lighting a cigarette on a cold day, the smell of a one night stand, the sound of fine china shattering on concrete. Too smart to be rock, too hard to be pop, Fleurs’ music is a multi-headed serpent that strangles as it caresses.
From the music blog CT Scramble last December:
New Haven-based FLEURS is the gloomy indie rock project of musician Alexander Falconer. Earlier this year, FLEURS released the American Nothing EP, a short and sweet collection of nocturnal Americana tunes with a gothy electronic twist. Recently, FLEURS has released a new album Life of the Appetite.
Expanding on the styles of his earlier release, Life of the Appetite is an impressive full length debut from the New Haven artist, filtering numerous genres all through dark romanticism and heady electronic textures. Most songs have a rhythmic quality that range from midnight graveyard stomp to industrial garage thrash. Above all, the music is truly possessed by Falconer, whose exceptionally depraved vocal performance is something to be heard.
SHY is a local New Haven band, Their music is indie-rock, folk, driven by power drums and melodic singing. Shyanne is on vocals and guitar, Jon is on bass, and Quinn is on drums.