New York indie-folk act PALEFACE comes to MOTR Pub on Wednesday, March 27 with Local Favorites Shiny and The Spoon


Photo by Scott McKibben

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio; 513-381-6687
free, ages 21-up, 10pm

PALEFACE is an American musician and artist currently on tour as high-energy indie-folk three piece band featuring darlin drummer Mo Samalot, and electric guitar player Soren Mattson, in support of his Ramseur Records follow up One Big Party.  Paleface celebrated the release with a special guest-performance alongside The Avett Brothers at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall, followed by US and Europe tours. Soon after the album’s release, featured a brand new live stripped down recording session by Paleface, and one of the tracks was voted “Daytrotter’s Best of the Year – Reader’s Choice”.  And later PASTE Magazine premiered  “PALEFACE – The Making of ‘One Big Party'”, a short documentary which follows Paleface during the process of recording, touring and performing, and features interviews with Paleface, his darling drummer Mo, and friend Scott Avett of The Avett Brothers.

Paleface was schooled musically by friend Daniel Johnston and soon discovered by the legendary Danny Fields (The Stooges, The Ramones, MC5) at an NYC open mic.  He has since released over a dozen records including two major label releases, and he’s collaborated and performed on three albums by The Avett Brothers.  Paleface has influenced and inspired a wide range of musical acts, from electropopsters YACHT, to Grammy Award recipients Kimya Dawson (The Moldy Peaches / Juno), and Beck who calls Paleface “a big influence on my early work” on Annie Leibovitz’s book American Music.  At the moment, Paleface is in the process of writing a new album to record with his band later in the year, and in the meantime he’s just self-released Multibean Bootleg Vol.3, a collection of raw demos, live performances and outtakes.

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