Saturday Night at Der Rathskeller: Laetita Sadier with Orca Team

Saturday night at the Rath features one of the biggest shows of the Fall.  Laetita Sadier of Stereolab brings her unique sound and lyrical style to campus.  Sadier’s career began during the 80s, but continued in earnest when she teamed up with Tim Gane and formed Stereolab.  While in Stereolab, the band released ten albums, five of which charted on the Billboard 200, and their breakthrough album Dots and Loops reached the #2 spot on the Heatseekers chart.  Since leaving Stereolab, she has released two solo albums, The Trip, which received an 8.2 on Pitchfork, and most recently, SilencioPitchfork called her most recent effort “as timelessly hip as a pair of Wayfarers or an Eames chair.”  Sadier’s highly political lyrics and washes of sound makes her performance a can’t miss.

Opening up the night is Orca Team, a self-described “Pop-Surf-Post Punk” band from Seattle, Washington, whose sound matches their home-base perfectly.  Blending walls of sound with minimalist lyrics, and driving bass lines, they have been described by Brooklyn Vegan as “early ’60’s pop and surf pop with Krautrock rhythms and basslines.”  The band currently finds themselves in the middle of a tour which has them playing for 69 straight nights.

Between the up-and-coming yet road-tested Orca Team, and the star power of Laetita Sadier, this is a can’t miss night for a fan of indie rock or fans of good music in general.  Check out a video from Laetita Sadier and Orca Team below and also a free download from Ocra Team:

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Tonight! The Winter Sounds, with Animals in Human Attire and TL;DR at Der Rathskeller

This Friday night at Der Rath at 9:00 p.m., join us for one of the last great rock shows in Der Rath before our Terrace season starts up!

Hailing from Athens, GA, The Winter Sounds was formed by Patrick Keenan in 2006. Shortly thereafter, the post-punk assemblage signed with Live Wire Records out of Atlanta, which was followed by a full U.S. Tour in 2008. Their second full-length album, Church of the Haunted South, was included on Atlanta A-List Magazine’s Top 10 Albums of 2009. Today, the band is working out of Nashville, and producing new material with Scott Solter, who has previously worked with St. Vincent, Spoon, and Okkervil River. Sean Moeller of Daytrotter describes the Winter Sounds as “the very definition of what the British blokes cream themselves over. Yet, there’s this very subtle American emotionalism to it that savors–oddly enough– the fragility of a thousand compressed feelings.”

A Milwaukee favorite, Animals in Human Attire started when frontman and UW-Madison student Jack Tell needed a creative outlet for his solo material. Animals in Human Attire has recently returned from a Midwest tour in support of their most recent, self-titled EP.  If Modest Mouse got together with a folksy yodeler, Animals in Human Attire would surely be the lovechild.

Madison locals TL;DR will also be playing. With a 60’s garage-rock sound mixed in with a surfer-chill quality, TL;DR was one of the top four contestants in the Isthmus Band-To-Band Competition last year.

This Friday night at Der Rath will be one of the more eclectic show’s you’ll go to this year, and everyone needs a little indie-folk-rock-post-punk-surfer-garage-music in their lives.  We hope to see you there.

Download The Winter Sounds’ “Merci Michelle Dupont”