2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

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Pastel Ghost

Saturday, March 19
1:00AM - 1:50AM

The Townsend
718 Congress Ave


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While critics may struggle to define PASTEL GHOST’s music with tidy descriptors like witch-rave or blog-house, it’s evident that PASTEL GHOST is creating sounds that take flight beyond any genre boundaries. On her debut LP ABYSS (80s Ladies Records), the Brooklyn-based artist laces elements of dream-pop, post-punk, and electronica to create sounds that can only be described as otherworldly. Ethereal vocals glide over chilly synth hooks and thumping drum beats, creating tracks so infectious, they can lure even the most brooding shoegazers onto the dance floor.

Written, produced, and recorded in her bedroom, ABYSS shows PASTEL GHOST finding strength in her own loneliness by embracing the pangs of unrequited love. Penned in vignettes of sparse poetry, her lyrics reveal the vulnerability hiding underneath the music’s gothic exterior. “[The songs] are about loneliness and longing, wanting an ideal or person that you can’t rea...

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