Ruby the RabbitFoot, Della Memoria
Monday, Aug. 15, with doors at 8 p.m.
The Merry Widow, 51 S. Conception St., www.themerrywidow.net
Tickets: $10, available at venue and its website
The Merry Widow is giving the denizens of the Azalea City a perfect excuse to go out on a Monday, when the mesmerizing synth rock of Della Memoria welcomes Merry Widow patrons Aug. 15. If vocalist Emily Sholes seems familiar, she is a former member of Rosco Bandana. Sholes and Josh Smith have combined talents to bring audiences their hypnotic brand of indie pop. The duo has captured its trademark sound on its “Beautiful Dream” EP. Sholes’ pristine vocals mingle well with spectral keyboard work and versatile beats.
Ruby the RabbitFoot will maintain the sonic vibe. This musical project’s namesake will be performing material from her new album “Divorce Party.” Producer Andy LeMaster (Bright Eyes, Azure Ray) assisted in creating a musical testament to a “celebration of life after loss.” Ruby the RabbitFoot has released the single “Beach Flowers” as a preview of this album. Eclectic beats, electronic tones and sugary vocals highlight the single.
Sundance Film Fest vet Natalie Neal helped Ruby the RabbitFoot create a visual representation of this impressive track. Songs such as “Faucet Love” and “Ancil” have been described in press materials as “stirring and addictive.” If “Beach Flowers” speaks for the rest of this album, “Divorce Party” has the potential to be a great representation of the Southeast’s rich and versatile indie pop scene.