Hammock + Deupree

Saturday, November 22
$7, $10 minimum
8 & 10:30pm
reservations are recommended


In a special north/south collaboration, Nashville, Tennessee’s melodic ambient duo Hammock and New York sound artist/photographer Taylor Deupree conjure up a stargazing soundtrack with captivating visuals.

Taylor Deupree

“…pure shivering ambience, the feeling of the early hours when everything is strange and spooked because the body rebels against being awake…” –BBC

Taylor Deupree is a sound artist, graphic designer, and photographer residing in New York. He has created critically acclaimed recordings for labels worldwide, and he founded 12k, which has developed into one of the most respected experimental electronic labels in the world. His solo works in recent years have explored a fusion of digital sound manipulation with organic and melodic textures that take influences from his interest in architecture, interior design, and photography. Continued shifting and sound exploration are vital to Deupree’s work, so every new project and performance he takes on will have a unique direction and a different process. (photography)




“…you could put this on a loop and go blind to the sight of falling stars all night long…” –Clash Magazine

Frequently hailed for their beautiful, quietly emotive guitar washes, Hammock (Marc Byrd and Andrew Thompson, with Matt Slocum on cello) are creating a special show for Monkeytown—it is their first to employ visuals and the set will feature music from their most recent release, Maybe They Will Sing for Us Tomorrow. The songs on this “studio performance” album, released May 2008, are some of Hammock’s most deeply personal to date and were written for their first-ever live appearance, which took place last year at the overseas debut art exhibition of Riceboy Sleeps (Jonsi Birgisson of Sigur Ros and Alex Somers of Parachutes). This music, like the world outside, overflows with beauty and tension, melancholy and hope. All equally abiding.