Otro Cinco is proud to present live in concert-
w/ special guest
Thursday, May 26, 10pm- #LateNight
Come check out the hypnotic indie grooves of rising local group, Major Player! Major Player’s first single, Grift & Gum (ee:15-o41), is pop music gone moody and introspective. The album began as an experiment in hip-hop beat-making between Jeffrey York and Liz Strodel and each track began as a 4-5 second sample, giving the songs a catchy immediacy that plays nicely against their pensive lyrics.
The word “grift” means a “petty swindle”—a hoax, a hustle—and this record explores the idea of trickery through songs about disappearance and shadowy love. On “Hailey,” York mourns the departure of some haunted ghost-girl who’s left him alone with “the same old story/drawn-out and boring.” The lover is present in “Hard From Now On,” but the timeline is slippery and so the love is not to be trusted: “Too long from now on/I found you, love.” Here’s one final trick: the songs take their arc from rhythm, repetition, and hypnotic groove, as opposed to linear unfolding of harmonic ideas. Stay alert, or this band will get its hooks in you. Supported by broke folk-turned indie synth pop Grownup Killjoy, this will be a show not to miss!!