Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Thunderbird Music Hall
4053 Butler St. Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Doors @ 7pm
Show @ 8pm
slenderbodies first emerged in 2016 with ‘sotto voce,’ a mesmerizing, eight-track EP that took its name from an Italian phrase meaning to speak softly but with emphasis. Recorded remotely with Cormack living in Santa Cruz and Vehuni residing in Los Angeles (the two had met attending college a few years earlier), the collection quickly caught fire on Spotify, where it racked up millions of streams without any label or radio support. The next year, the pair returned with a second EP, ‘fabulist,’ which launched their following into the stratosphere as lead single “anemone” garnered more than 30 million plays across platforms. Though the duo had never planned on performing live, they soon found themselves onstage in front of massive crowds around the world, sharing bills with the likes of Mura Masa, Passion Pit, PVRIS, and Milky Chance. In 2018 and 2019, Vehuni and Cormack released two more EPs (‘fabulist: extended’ and ‘soraya,’ respectively) earning ecstatic reviews on both sides of the pond and landing coveted spots at Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza. The Line Of Best Fit proclaimed that slenderbodies “conjure an immersive world” with their “genre-blurring” music, while Complex described their songs as “subtle but infectious,” and Billboard praised their “intimacy” and “daring.”
Nashville’s John-Luke Carter, aka Mokita, is a singer/songwriter and producer known for his lyrical and buoyant electronic-based pop. Raised in Nashville, Carter was classically trained in piano in his youth and first started performing in his church.
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