Photo by Marisa Bazan
You may remember Silverware from The Bay Bridged’s article covering the Kids in Need of Defense benefit back in August. Now Ainsley Wagoner, the lead singer and creative force behind Silverware, is set to release a pair of singles entitled “Finish Line” / “Need Me Too.” Accompanying the 7” release, Wagoner is set to play Make-Out Room this coming Wednesday, October 30.
Wagoner was kind enough to share “Need Me Too” with us a few days early — there’s a marked expansion in the arrangement and scope of this song, when compared with Wagoner’s release Deep Water earlier this year. It no longer feels like she’s singing insistently to one person in a dark room — the earnestness and emotion still carries through, but the room is now lit up by rich synthesizers and stable indie-rock percussion, both of which were entirely absent on Deep Water.
“Need Me Too” shows evolution and confidence from Wagoner. Lyrically the track is similar to her earlier work, but this expanded sound imbues Wagoner’s words with another layer of emotion and meaning. The drifting harmonies accompanying warm synths and sing-song lyrics combine into a thick haze which envelopes the listener, while the drums move the song forward and give us something to anchor ourselves to.
Recorded at Tiny Telephone, these singles further solidify Wagoner as a burgeoning San Francisco artist. The release show, along with music by Bay Area folk musicians Jacob Aranda and July, will feature projections from Zach Rodell.
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Silverware, Jacob Aranda, July
October 30, 2019
7pm, $7 (21+)