Flash live at the blue room

Flash live at the blue room

June 23, 2022

All ages

Tickets: $15 in advance/$17 day of show

Doors 7:00 p.m.

Show: 8:00 p.m.

Tickets on sale: Friday, March 18, 10 a.m. EST

Buy your tickets here: https://thirdmanstore.com/products/nashville-flasher-live-at-third-man-records

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Blue Room Covid-19 policy: https://thirdmanrecords.com/news/venue-covid-policy

Flasher’s 2018 debut album, Constant Image, was a triumph – a dizzying yet explosive set of songs, balancing new-wave lushness and post-punk frenzy. Love is Yours intensifies ambition and reaches the horizon. The record is ablaze with vibe, melody and neatly threaded hooks, finding the band at the forefront of pop sensibilities that had always been present in their previous releases. It retains the attitude that was fundamental to the band’s DIY roots, but removes a touch of angst. Although the songs deal with disillusionment and loss, the music evokes warmth and optimism. It’s their best record and also their most generous.

The album was written and recorded amidst a moment of flux for the band. Now a duo, guitarist Taylor Mulitz and drummer Emma Baker had to reinvent Flasher’s voice. They embraced the uncertainty and allowed their roles to become unfixed. They wrote collaboratively and followed their intuition. Instruments were swapped, harmonies were layered over samples, and space was created for Baker to move from behind the drums to a lead person, sharing vocals alongside Mulitz. On the other side, Flasher appeared familiar, but also stronger and more singular.

Formed in 2015, Flasher was born out of the new underground music scene in Washington, DC. In this context, the trio stood out. They were urgent and edgy, but could also convey a fresh, genuine tenderness. A year later, when the city was weighed down by post-election gloom, Flasher could remind you — however fleetingly — that fun was still possible. They released an EP and a 7″ single on Sister Polygon Records before joining Domino for Constant Image. , he was at an unmistakable climax as Flasher had hit the road alongside his heroes, snagged spots on festival billboards and packed his hometown shows.

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