Stadiums & Shrines
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She had seen the Chilean coast before, though only in paintings, then dreams. She’d seen his face as well, it seemed, in fleeting glimpses or in the tides of a reverie. Now closer, inside an actual moment, from a chair on a terrace near the water’s edge, neither the coast nor his features were entirely true to form—better, in fact, to her delight.

The tables had been cleared. And one by one the guests were swaying themselves into dusk. Spectres of spirit animals trailed behind.

Diagonally from across the courtyard, clouded in his own smoky exhales, the man had seen her too. He wondered what spell made her so radiant—the night’s glow, the way it softened her in pastels; the ocean’s slow breath, how it conversed with her own.

By now the waiters had traded their trays for guitars, their ponchos laced with bells, their tip jars rattling, their dance one of courtship, the Cueca as they knew it. And by night’s end, the man would swap his seat with a hawk, she with a dove, and together they would fly over the long, narrow, enchanted nation.


It is rain in my face. is Mat Jones. His self titled, debut full length arrives next week through DZ Tapes, and can be streamed now from the label’s bandcamp. We’ve been fortunate enough to present a few of Mat’s performances (the most recent on display today), both solo and as half of Pressed And, who will take the DMS stage this Saturday.

The Chicago/LA-based digital label Absent Fever has arrived in New York for the summer and that’s reason enough for a show. We’ve got a backyard lined up, and a line-up of friends set to fill it. Live visuals from Left Arm Single will backdrop performances by It is is rain in my face, Phantom Power, Headaches, Kohwi, and potentially anyone else who’d like to jam.

Thursday night, July 19th, in Bushwick (242 Troutman Street). More details and RSVP at FB. Hope to see you there.


Having learned that our friend Matt Jones, a Brooklyn/North Carolina artist who renders spectral sound as It is rain in my face., was also quite the illustrator, we thought: why not try and see how he, sees his music. After an excellent set at our show back in June, we jammed a bit on how this could be done. A few months later, it would happen on our roof, alongside Andrew Hamlet of ArnHao, who joins Matt in their project Pressed And. Victoria captured the sequence above (and like last time, Bean cameos). While many questions were asked, the two that dictated this ended up being, basically: what colors are It Is Rain?, and what colors are Pressed And?

Audio on display is the title track from his Wishbone EP with Absent Fever, available at bandcamp.

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