Alice Boman

Alice Boman

Russian Red, runnner

Sun · April 1, 2018

7:30 pm

$10.00 - $13.00

This event is 21 and over

Alice Boman
Alice Boman
“This song is a breath of fresh air that constantly shifts and evolves. It feels like a classic piece of pop music, but it lives in a whimsical soundscape that blossoms over time, Boman's delicate voice taking flight overhead.” - The Wild Honey Pie on “End of Time”

"Swedish songwriter Alice Boman is a ghostly, whispered presence in "Dreams," which starts as an elegy and ends with solace" - THE NEW YORK TIMES
“A subtle, nuanced balance between enthralling dream pop and stark confessional” - CLASH
“Sublime, heartbreaking” - GORILLA VS. BEAR

Today, Sweden’s Alice Boman announced her first U.S. shows in 3 years -- an intimate set at NYC’s Manderley Bar at McKittrick Hotel on March 26th, a Brooklyn show at Murmrr Theatre supporting Bing & Ruth on March 27th, and an LA show at Moroccan Lounge on April 1st. Tickets for Murmrr Theatre go on-sale Friday February 9th. See below for a full itinerary.

Last week, Boman shared a video for her entrancing new song "End of Time,” which follows “Dreams” -- the “sublime, heartbreaking” (Gorilla vs. Bear) single that earned early acclaim from The New York Times, Billboard, KEXP, The Line of Best Fit, Beats1, and more. Directed by frequent collaborator Jeanne Lula Chauveau, the “End of Time” video finds Boman and a dancer interacting on a dimly lit bridge in Paris, adding another dreamlike layer to the kaleidoscopic track. “End of Time” is a stark declaration of devotion, made all the more powerful by her evocative vocal delivery.

Produced by Fabian Prynn and Tom Malmros in studios in London and Sweden, “Dreams” and “End of Time” find Boman ready to return to the musical fray. “I wanted to record in a proper studio -- I wanted to try something bigger,” she says of her earliest aspirations. That’s something which “Dreams” (and her “almost there” upcoming debut LP) has helped to realize.

Boman’s delicate bedroom compositions have captured hearts and minds across the globe, and she’s played over 120 shows since their release (including tours of the U.S. and Europe, and performances at Green Man, Visions and End Of The Road festivals), and earned praise from The Fader, NPR Music, The Guardian, Entertainment Weekly, among others, plus numerous TV and film syncs, including Suits, Being Human, and the feature film Paper Towns. Boman even made a guest appearance and performance on Amazon's hit TV series Transparent (the show used her song “Waiting (PAL remix)” as Season 2’s thematic motif throughout). 2018 looks set to build on that early promise.
Russian Red
Russian Red
Russian Red is Lourdes Hernández, a singer-songwriter, performer, and artist from Madrid. Russian Red first came to prominence in her native Spain with the release of her 2008 debut album, I Love Your Glasses. This was followed by Fuerteventura in 2011 (Sony Spain) and Agent Cooper in 2014 (Sony Spain), as well as an increasing international presence and extensive touring throughout Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the United States.

Lourdes self released a covers album, Karaoke, last May 2017 and created a theatrical show with this collection of songs that she’s taken to theatres in Mexico and Spain.

Based in LA for the last 5 years, she continues to make music along with acting and running a business in Highland Park.
RUNNNER, the Los Angeles-based band, has quickly become of the best kept secrets in their music scene today. Helmed by Noah Weinman and Nate Lichtenberger, the band fuses electronic and experimental elements into their ragged, heart-on-your-sleeve folk-rock. A sound they somewhat facetiously refer to as “Bandcamp songs for Soundcloud kids.”

“We start with these honest, bedroom-folksy songs,” Weinman said. “Then we just start adding like 808’s and weird found-sounds and pretty soon it’s something totally new and exciting.”

Their debut album, Awash, has crept its way through the city’s DIY-scene. Tracks like “Monochrome” and “Urgent Care” have won over fans for their wry and sometimes devastating takes on break-ups, loneliness, grilled chicken, and minor medical procedures. The album’s title track, “Awash,” exemplifies the way the band blends ambient textures into their emotional folk songs. Starting with a sampled trumpet and layered harmonies before launching into a soaring guitar solo and crushed electronic drums.

Filling out the rest of the band with Rosie Tucker on bass, Evan Rasch on guitar, Dan Rasch on keys, and a rotating cast of horn players, their expressive live shows have garnered a passionate fan base. Playing at some of LA’s hottest venues and supporting indie stars such as Half Waif, Girl Pool, Yoke Lore, Arms Akimbo, and Field Medic - the band is quickly staking their turf on the LA scene with sights set nationally.
Venue Information:
Moroccan Lounge
901 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA, 90012