Hannah Georgas + Lucius

Hannah Georgas + Lucius
Event on 2013-02-16 22:00:00

8pm – The new Lobby Bar opens
9pm – Doors
10pm – Hannah Georgas + Lucius

After the show — The lobby bar stays open!

Hannah Georgas

"I want to press reset," Hannah Georgas sings in "Robotic," a driving and purposeful song from her self-titled new album. And she's done just that. A few years ago, when Georgas was first toting her guitar through the Vancouver music scene, she was known for her acoustic leanings. Then the more intricate production of her nascent recordings, in combination with her luscious voice, helped raise inevitable comparisons to Canada's most favored musical export, Feist. But with Hannah Georgas, she's found bold new ways to marry her essential singer/songwriter sensibility to elaborate studio soundscapes, while significantly upping the playfulness factor. It's an album of rich, emotionally resonant synth-pop that isn't afraid to walk a fine line between vintage new wave and contemporary ethereality, easily gliding from tongue-in-cheek come-ons to hauntingly emotional head trips. One thing you'll never accuse it of being is robotic. Heavy on the electronics, but not the electronica, Hannah Georgas harks back to a time when hookiness was the order (or New Order) of the day, and human emotions (or Human Leagues) ruled, even when the underlying textures tended toward the synthetic. She spent much of 2010 and 2011 hitting the road in support of her previous album, This Is Good. And after recording Hannah Georgas in the fall of 2011, she headed back out for a four-month international tour with Kathleen Edwards that took her well into 2012. And she wasn't just the opening act, but also pulled double duty as a member of Edwards' backing ensemble.

The Vancouver Sun hailed her "bold, quivering voice and confessional approach to songwriting." It wasn't just critics getting Hannah-happy: she won "Emerging Artist of the Year" at XM's Verge Music Awards in 2011 and "Solo Artist o the Year" at the Sirius/XM-sponsored Indies. This Is Good was put up for the Polaris Music Prize. And at the 2011 Juno Awards, Georgas was nominated for both "Best New Artist of the Year" and "Songwriter of the Year." And as for the song "Robotic"? The new album may be a bit more synthesized, but surely she wouldn't trade her human skin for a steel one, would she? If much of the album's pulse comes out of heady programming, at its core is a gorgeousness that would be instantly familiar to anyone who first saw Georgas playing her music in Vancouver folk clubs. The ghost in this album's machine is tender, astute, sassy, and alluringly human.

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