Starlite is proud to Present
Electric 6 with guests
Residual Kid, The Unfortunates
Friday, April 7, 2017
The Starlite Room
This event is 18 and over
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After meeting and coming together at the behest of an instructor at a youth rock camp, Residual Kid began performing around Austin. Soon after arriving on the scene it was clear that Residual Kid wasn't just a good kid band, they were just a good band - no qualifier needed. The band eventually released an EP to local acclaim and began performing at festivals like Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin City Limits and SXSW (as well emerging artist festivals such as New York's CMJ and Denver's Underground Music Showcase) and gaining industry attention along the way. In 2014 the band did sessions with Dinosaur Jr's J Mascis, Steve McDonald (OFF! / Redd Kross) and with Andrew Kelman (Cat Power, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion) at the Beastie Boys Oscilloscope Studios in New York.
In 2015 the band was signed to Warner Bros. Records imprint SIRE Records by SIRE founder Seymour Stein (who famously discovered the Ramones, Madonna, Talking Heads). Later that same year the band traveled to Europe for the first time performing at in clubs in London and at the Pukklepop Festival in Belgium, Oya Festival in Norway and Way Out West Festival in Sweden. When the band returned home they recorded their SIRE debut (SALSA) with Grammy nominated Chris "Frenchie" Smith (JET, ...Trail of Dead, Meat Puppets) at Bubble Studios in Austin.
The band formed in 2009 when Tanner, a local solo folk musician, met Tim, a former punk band front man, through work. The two began to practice and write material for a planned future release. When it was time to take the songs into the studio, it was realized that they needed a drummer. Tim had been playing in a band called Stick Figure with Brendan Urban for over 10 years and introduced him to Tanner. Brendan made the transition into the group seamless and the album 'Calm Down This Is Only The End' (2010) was released under the name Tanner Gordon.
After the album release, the group wanted to add another layer to fill out their sound. Tanner introduced guitarist Bryce Thornton to the group, a musician of many years from within the Edmonton scene. The four began to practice and write new material immediately. Over the course of only a few months, the band had written enough material to go into the studio. On November 22nd, 2011 the band released their first collective album 'We Talked Of Shadows' (2011) under the name Tanner Gordon & The Unfortunates. Along with the album release, the band was named local radio station Sonic 102.9's Band of the Month for November.
Over the next 18 months the band continued to develop their live act and write new material. In the spring of 2013, the group went back into the studio to record their 2nd full-length album. While in the studio the band had an epiphany that the project was truly a reflection of the four musicians coming together and growing as one. It was then that the band name was simplified to just 'The Unfortunates' and Nathan was added to the group.
The band has released of their second collective album, Indie Films on May 27th, 2014. And have completed a two-week Eastern Canadian tour promoting their album.
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