Noise for NOW
NOISE FOR NOW was founded by Santa Fe NOW members in partnership with Samantha Kirby Yoh of William Morris Endeavor. NOISE FOR NOW is a national initiative that enables performers to connect with, and financially support grassroots organizations that are dedicated to empowering women and protecting women’s health and abortion rights. NOISE FOR NOW is the link between touring musicians, progressive promoters, and their local feminist organizations in cities across the country.
NOISE FOR NOW: Grizzly Bear
The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing Co.
Tickets go on sale on July 20th at 10am.
All proceeds directly benefit the Santa Fe NOW Action Network!
Grizzly Bear has seen incredible success with their latest album Painted Ruins (RCA Records). The album has earned widespread praise from the New York Times, NPR Music and GQ, who commended the band's "strikingly gorgeous music and harmonies." Esquire called Painted Ruins "their most mature album yet," and Rolling Stone dubbed the music "ornate" and "spellbinding." Rolling Stone also praised it in their Top 50 Albums of 2017 roundup: "Fully charged and ready to break new ground, this is the kind of post-hiatus comeback most band's fans can only dream of." In their 9/10 review, Under the Radar said, "the album is the sound of a band cohering as never before with a formidable swagger." The album has earned 4/5 stars from Mojo and Q Magazine and 9/10 stars from Clash and Uncut, and Paste Quarterly declared, "Grizzly Bear made an album for the times: something wild and alive, bucking assumptions and beaming color, their best yet."
Following the album's release, the band embarked on a 30+ date worldwide headlining tour, which took them through Europe, the U.S. and Mexico. The tour received tons of praise, as the Austin American-Statesman called the band's live show "dialed in and instantly appealing," and City Pages raved, "[The] simple but striking set perfectly augmented the band's dreamy, textured arrangements and soaring harmonies." In addition to the tour, Grizzly Bear also performed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert," "CBS Saturday Morning," and "CONAN" in support of Painted Ruins.
Noise for NOW Festival: Bon Iver, TV on the Radio, Tune-Yards, Lower Dens, and Heather Trost
Santa Fe Opera
All proceeds directly benefit Santa Fe NOW!
The Noise for NOW Festival is produced by AMP Concerts and co-sponsored by Meow Wolf.
Santa Fe NOW would like to thank all of the bands for their generous performances, as well as Samantha Kirby Yoh of William Morris Entertainment, Jamie Lenfesty of AMP Concerts, and Ami Spishock of Fort William Artist Management for the countless hours of hard work that made this very special event possible.
Pre-sale will begin June 20th for AMP Concerts members with public on-sale beginning June 23rd at 10am.
Fleet Foxes and Beach House
Santa Fe Opera
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Pro-Choice Safety Network Fund
Fleet Foxes' [website | Amazon.com] self-titled debut made a profound impact on the international musical landscape, earning them Uncut's first ever Music Award Prize, and topping numerous "best of" lists, including Rolling Stone's 100 Best Albums of the 2000s and Pitchfork's 50 Best Albums of 2008. Fleet Foxes is certified Gold in North America and Platinum in both the UK and Australia. The follow-up album Helplessness Blues was met with the same critical praise as its predecessor (MOJO five stars, Rolling Stone four stars, Pitchfork Best New Music); that album debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200, went Gold in the UK, and earned the band a GRAMMY nomination.
On June 16, Fleet Foxes will release Crack-Up (Nonesuch Records), its long-awaited and highly anticipated third album. All eleven of the songs on Crack-Up were written by Robin Pecknold. The album was co-produced by Pecknold and Skyler Skjelset, his longtime bandmate, collaborator, and childhood friend. Fleet Foxes is Robin Pecknold (vocals, multi-instrumentalist), Skyler Skjelset (multi-instrumentalist, vocals), Casey Wescott (multi-instrumentalist, vocals), Christian Wargo (multi-instrumentalist, vocals), and Morgan Henderson (multi-instrumentalist).
Beach House [website | Amazon.com] is Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally. "We have been a band for over a decade living and working in Baltimore, MD. Depression Cherry is our 5th full-length record. This record follows the release of our self-titled album in 2006, Devotion in 2008, Teen Dream in 2010 and Bloom in 2012. In general, this record shows a return to simplicity, with songs structured around a melody and a few instruments, with live drums playing a far lesser role. With the growing success of Teen Dream and Bloom, the larger stages and bigger rooms naturally drove us towards a louder, more aggressive place; a place farther from our natural tendencies. Here, we continue to let ourselves evolve while fully ignoring the commercial context in which we exist."
"If you view a band as a long-term artistic project, then Beach House have always been perfect. Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally have done everything right: They've found the ideal balance of dim, lush tones; their sound progresses at a graceful, even clip; they leave just the right amount of time between albums... Depression Cherry might have the silliest, or at least the most inexplicable, title in their catalog, but in every other sense it's another impeccably measured step forward. Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally have grown so adept at spinning dreams that they can turn all the lights on the set and still dazzle us." (Pitchfork.com)