New York City-based artist Natalie Mering is rolling through San Francisco tonight with her solo project Weyes Blood. Though she’s been honing her own brand of psychedelic piano music since 2006, Mering captures the full spectrum of her cold, melodramatic sounds on her latest album The Innocents. Released on Mexican Summer at the end of 2014, the record takes its name from the 1961 horror film of the same name, evoking the Gothic, haunting spirit of the cinematic feature through experimental noise, cascading piano and sudden distortion. The resulting drone-folk style is best encapsulated in the single “Some Winters,” which begs for meaning in a sordid world.
Revel in the wintery vibes of Weyes Blood as she graces Hemlock Tavern tomorrow night, along with local songwriter Meg Baird, who is renowned as founding member and lead vocalist of Espers, and Philadelphia’s Mary Lattimore.
Weyes Blood, Meg Baird, Mary Lattimore
January 27, 2015
8:30 pm, $8 (21+)