Mild High Club

Parade of Flesh presents . . .

Mild High Club

Monoculture, Acid Carousel

Wed, September 7, 2016

7:00 pm

Club Dada

Dallas, TX


This event is all ages

Mild High Club
Mild High Club
Chicago born and bred Alexander Brettin is the man behind the Mild High Club moniker. After relocating to Los Angeles in 2012, his demos caught the ears of some local musicians and labels, eventually finding their way to Stones Throws’ Peanut Butter Wolf. After signing with Stones Throw, Mild High Club released their debut LP in September 2015, which Pitchfork described as “a record full of psychedelic soft rock that draws strongly from White-album era Beatles and T-Rex, with swirls of '80s-indebted synthpop.”

The band quickly became a preferred supporting act on the road, touring with King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Allah-las, Quilt, Youth Lagoon, Wire, and appearing at festivals near and wide, their live act described as “hypnotizing and ethereal”.

The release of 2016’s Skiptracing was a major step forward for the band, which Aquarium Drunkard described as a “cool, grooving blend of lo-fi psych, lounge, and exotica”, a thematic, psychedelic jazz-pop odyssey whose story arc follows a private investigator attempting to trace the steps of the sound and the spirit of American music.
Monoculture is Dallas' own psychedelic blues rock group. What once started as aimless jams between founders and longtime friends Olan Mijana and Nick Leibold became something with a little more purpose when the two convened in the summer of 2013 to improvise their way through an incomplete work titled "Pastel Prison" that would later become a staple in their live performance arsenal. A solo ad-libbed performance of the tune on a busker's guitar in an NYC subway that received an ovation from passerbys was all that was needed for the two to realize they were onto something. Those once aimless jams soon became a four-track demo that the two worked on together while 300 miles apart.

That demo was just the start, leading them to a couple of studio sessions, a number of well-attended live shows in Dallas and Austin, and finally the completion of their debut album "Heavier Daze," released on February 23, 2016.
Heavier Daze switches between several moods, from soulful blues, jingle-jangle psych pop, noisy, wall-of-sound fuzz rock, Spanish melodies, and music to gallop to across the desert. The overarching concept is a nod to the guitar and its phenomenal ability to transport a listener anywhere.

Later joined by bass player Jason Trevino, Monoculture's studio sounds took shape on the stage in a more stripped-down power trio format, focusing on the energetic, improvisational approach to rock & roll that epitomized the iconic acts of the 60's.

After a couple of shows honing their craft, Monoculture felt the need to expand their live sound so brought on a friend of Jason's on keys, John Valentine, who made his debut with the band at their Heavier Daze release show at the Foundry on February 20.
Acid Carousel
Acid Carousel
Venue Information:
Club Dada
2720 Elm St.
Dallas, TX, 75226