San Francisco’s indie-pop trio Geographer recently released a video for the catchy-gone-existential “Lover’s Game,” from their most recent album Myth.
Appropriately set at night in the Nevada desert, the video portrays humans as aimless lights in the dark.It is only after two individuals meet that their faces emerge, and their interactions are consecrated by a stretchy, colorful goop. Fun fact: that stringy goop is mostly a substance called Oobleck, AKA cornstarch and water, which thickens under the force of sound vibrations. Cool.
Geographer is combing the country on its Myth tour with Freelance Whales. It sounds dangerously close to the premise of a kooky children’s book, but it should also make for a great concert.
GEOGRAPHER TOUR DATES
Oct 18 - San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
Oct 20 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
Oct 21 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
Oct 23 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Oct 24 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Oct 26 - St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
Oct 27 - Nashville, TN @ The End
Oct 28 - Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
Oct 30 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
Oct 31 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Nov 1 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Nov 2 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Nov 3 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
"Hillburg's songs are modern and fresh while also being eerily reminiscent of some of the best singer-songwriters of the classic era. She easily calls to mind the classic pop sensibilities of Harry Nillson, the romantic drama of Fleetwood Mac, the confessional lyricism of Joni Mitchell, and the effortless hooks of Paul McCartney--all without sacrificing her own strong and individual voice.
The 13 song album ranges from bittersweet ballads ("Raise the Saddle", "For Good"), to dance-pop ( "Wine in a Tea Cup"), to caustic folk ("Instead") and beyond. This is a brave and straightforward collection of songs. Warm, rich, and comforting, Anna Hillburg's first solo album is poised for big things. Release Date: March 25, 2013.Pressing Details: 500 pressed; black vinyl."