Mansionair w/ Contakta

Sun. Mar 31, 2019 at 7:00pm CDT
All Ages
$14.00 - $20.00
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$14.00 - $20.00
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Shadowboxer, the long-awaited debut album from Sydney's Mansionair, diarises the band's journey so far in one sprawling sitting.

While putting out seven singles since their formation in 2014, the Grammy-nominated trio -- Jack Froggatt, Lachlan Bostock and Alex Nicholls -- always had designs on something bigger. They just weren't sure what story they wanted to tell, until a breakthrough moment when they realized their own story was the one worth telling.

Written and self-produced over a three-year period -- in living rooms, studios, a garage in inner-city Sydney, and finally a cabin in the California mountains -- Shadowboxer is an album about making mistakes in private together, and then coming out the other side with something beautiful and whole.

It's an album reflective of everything the band were going through personally and creatively -- from mental health to sickness, relationship breakdowns to the ordinary coming-of-age struggles of youth. But for Mansionair -- who've grown up in the limelight since the first thing they did as a band, “Hold Me Down,” garnered acclaim from NME, Stereogum and BBC Radio 1 -- those struggles were even more pronounced.

Mansionair eventually spent six weeks in a cabin, immersing themselves in the songwriting process and reconnecting with each other following a stressful period, trying to finish the record. The band describes the experience as rejuvenating, especially after a huge run of shows with Bob Moses and tours with acts including CHVRCHES, Florence + The Machine, and Alt-J, as well as a Grammy nomination for “Line Of Sight” their collaboration with Odesza.

Des Moines synth pop group Contakta will open the show. |

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The Maintenance Shop ISU Memorial Union - 2229 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50011