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Cut Copy, Palmbomen II

  • Majestic 115 King Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)
  Palmbomen II.

Palmbomen II.

Say what you will about Cut Copy's festival-circuit meltdown of synth-pop nostalgia and over-polished tech-house functionality—the Melbourne, Australia-based outfit has dropped some formidable jams, like "Hearts On Fire" and "Lights & Music," from 2008's In Ghost Colours. But the prime lure for this gig is a rare Wisconsin appearance from Dutch (Los Angeles-based) machine jammer Palmbomen II. On the project's eponymous 2015 LP for Rvng Intl, mastermind Kai Hugo delivered an X-Files-themed collection of raw, heady acid house that's colored in with lush, digital synth voices, drum machines run through swirling filters and reverb, and an overall tropical warmth that wraps around the listener's skull. Hugo is currently prepping to release a follow-up in Memories Of Cindy, which is due in January of 2018 and collects the first two volumes of an ongoing EP series. Look out for a taste of that record in his live set here.  —Joel Shanahan

Earlier Event: November 18
CANCELED: Yaeji (free)