Lightning Bug / Molly Sarlé
Sun Oct 17 2021 at 08:00 pm
117 W Main Street Durham, NC 27701 | Durham, NC
October 17, 2021 8:00 PM
A lightning bug glows with the aid of a chemical called luciferin, derived from Latin for “light-bringer”. Lightning Bug began as three friends who made music together to bring each other light. The music we make continues to hold that purpose at its heart. The music of Lightning Bug is an attempt to record the deepest experiences in the self and connect them outward.
From the cliffs of Big Sur to the North Carolina backwoods -- Molly Sarlé brings open-hearted, unflinching songwriting perfect for late-night karaoke comedowns, plaintive morning walks, and conjuring the spirit world. West Coast incantations with a warm, Appalachian glow.
Her debut LP (due out in 2019) is a collection of songs by a woman who was born understanding that her ability to feel -- deeply and without shame -- is her greatest strength. It is the result of a free and open-hearted devotion to the search for passion, and the complete, unwavering depiction of truth. Molly's songs observe their own kind of internal logic, always a few steps behind or ahead of where you expect them to be -- occasionally funny, always uncannily real.
The work on her upcoming album began in a trailer on a the pacific coast and continued with stints in Los Angeles, CA, and Durham, NC. Recorded by Sam Owens (Sam Evian) in a church-turned-recording studio in Woodstock, NY, a minimal but carefully assembled palette of guitar, bass, and percussion form the foundation; an orchestra of unrecognizable atmospherics bounce off the high ceilings -- but Molly's mosaic, expressive voice is always at the center.
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