Sunday, June 10
It actually takes a lot of work to achieve that scratchy, lo-fi demo sound found on most of Porcelain Raft’s recordings. Italian born composer Mauro Remiddi aka Porcelain Raft has spent his entire career searching for the psychedelic combination of shimmering percussion, overblown acoustic guitars, ambient sound-scapes, and distantly reverberated vocals that make up his self-proclaimed “sleepwalking pop” sound. At age 37 Remiddi has seen many recording studios and laid his hands on many mixers as front man of indie rock band Sunny Day Sets Fire and as a scorer of films, but what he has learned from these experiences is that sometimes all one needs is their brain and a bedroom with a tape deck. His latest record and first full length under the name Procelain Raft, titled Strange Weekend, builds upon the Ariel Pink-like meandering dream pop of his first release the Gone Blind EP. Don’t miss Porcelain Raft this Sunday (June 10) at Babeville’s Ninth Ward with local support from Brother Keep and Canary Girls. —cory perla
7pm. Babeville’s Ninth Ward, 341 Delaware Ave. (852-3835 / babevillebuffalo.com). $10.