Dead Gowns & Izzy Heltai – Friday, September 10, 2021
Join us for a split bill with Dead Gowns & Izzy Heltai!
Dead Gowns is an indie-rock band from Portland, Maine.
Active since 2018, the band began touring the northeast in support of their first release, the New Spine EP. Named a top Maine album of the decade, Bangor Daily News writes: “The raw and tender indie-folk songs of Genevieve Beaudoin seem eerily elevated played as a four-piece, such as Lucinda Williams fronting Fleet Foxes. Anyone treated to the band’s live set knows that she’s the real deal.”
Since then, Dead Gowns has released a handful of demos and b-sides ahead of their forthcoming LP including, “Lyon Alt. Version” and “See People (demo).” Most recently, their song Castine was featured in Burst and Bloom’s 2020 alt-country compilation, “Bloom Country Vol 1.”
Northampton, Mass., folk singer-songwriter Izzy Heltai is described as “at a time when a conversation can become a sociopolitical battle, Heltai’s introspective and thought-out songs are a breath of fresh air.” – NPR
If aliens came to earth, Izzy Heltai would describe his debut album, Father, to them this way: “There are frequencies that are going to feel like clanking, that maybe you’ll enjoy sonically. There are words strung together to sound nice. They are about an important human trajectory when one goes from a child to a slightly more serious child called an adult.”
His new music is the product and reflection of the broad spectrum of music Izzy enjoys listening to. From his love of pop, analog electronic, to country, Izzy loves blending elements of genres to create his own unique take on what a folk song is.