MUlti-dimensional Future Soul & Lo-fi rNB
saturday, september 23rd
11 pm-1:45 am
animas city theatre
RIYL: Feist, Hiatus Kaiyote, Little dragon
Hello, Dollface. founders of iAM MUSIC, iAM MUSIC Fest! and Independent Artist Management, are a multi-dimensional, cosmic soul collective flirting with a kaleidoscope of color and sound in a collision of space & time. Ethereal, electro-sensual, sophisticated, raw, and intentional, the band paints the spirit world in Dali soundscapes layered in through-composed forms, rainbow rhodes, varied meters, jazz sensibility, and a siren's call in a shifting paradigm. Soul poetry in motion 2017 A.D.
"Blend the harmonic sense of Innervisions-era Stevie Wonder & skeletal downtempo beats of Portishead topped by a scorching soul singer"-Big Takeover Magazine, Brooklyn, NY
"Hello Dollface is Unstoppable..." -PASTE Magazine
"For the last year or so, the duo – also featuring Edwards’ partner, multi-instrumentalist Jesse Ogle – has toured behind Warrior at a tireless pace. With a string of live shows that spanned the East and West Coast, Hello Dollface also hit some heavily attended gatherings, including the Denver Underground Music Showcase Festival and the beloved Oregon Country Fair Festival. Their presence was noticed: Paste exclaimed, 'Hello Dollface creates a world we all want to belong to.'
Hello Dollface’s world has consisted of several variations since its 2009 inception; the neo-soul outfit’s lineup could feature up to a dozen additional players from all over the country at any given time. Dollface’s forthcoming LP Anti-Gravity (set for a spring 2018 release) features all 12 throughout. Anti-Gravity also boasts the group’s quintessential mashup of old-school with new territory. Edwards says the sound has evolved into polyrhythmic, multi-dimensional jazz, alongside palatable Stevie Wonder-spirited harmonies and positive vibrations. “[Anti-Gravity] has a cinematic quality to it that makes it more atmospheric,” she explains.
Dollface has evolved in ways beyond music. The duo established iAM (Independent Artist Management) MUSIC in 2011, a collective of artists interested in working to create something greater than their work. It’s grown into a connector for indie bands starting out and looking to tour with seasoned groups. In 2013, Dollface registered iAM as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and expanded the concept to include a community-based music school. Edwards, Ogle and six staff raise funds and provide instruments at no charge, mentor and teach students at two Durango, Colorado alternative high schools, a juvenile detention center and a middle school. They also bring in touring guests to talk about navigating life as working musicians.
iAM MUSIC was recently selected by the Colorado Music Strategy to be the official host of the 2017 Colorado Music Summit happening in the fall, just before Dollface heads to Cuba to perform – and establish more iAM relationships."
-Adam Joseph Monterey County Weekly