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Saturday, September 29 • 9:00pm - Sunday, September 30 • 1:30am
Ghostly International Showcase

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Since 2003 Decibel has paid tribute to one of North America's finest imprints, Ghostly International. Every year Decibel has hosted a Ghostly Showcase but none bigger than what we're presenting this year.
Long time Decibel veteran and underground electronic music chameleon, Matthew Dear, has just released what is arguably his best album to date, Beams. Rich with NYC post-disco rhythms and attitude, Beams channels the raw energy of Talking Heads, Liquid Liquid and ESG, while offering a healthy dose of Dear's own signature techno pop flair. Matthew will be debuting his new live band configuration for this performance, which will likely span his entire 13-year career. With the release of Tycho's long-awaited 2011 album Dive came universal praise and adoration not only for the album's gorgeously constructed dream pop, but the immersive live band performances that followed. Tycho's world-renowned graphic design chops shine through, both in his meticulous productions and in the well-curated visual elements that accompany each song. After years of hosting Tycho in various configurations and venues at Decibel, we're happy to finally be presenting what we're confident will be the best experience to date. Seattle's own quiet genius Lusine (Jeff McIlwain) has never been one to rest on his laurels. After releasing his most accomplished album to date, A Certain Distance, McIlwain went on to co-score three Hollywood films and compose for various television spots. Earlier this year Jeff announced he has completed his third full-length album for Ghostly International, which we may just get a taste of for this showcase.

For fans of Talking Heads, Boards of Canada and Gui Boratto
MATTHEW DEAR / live band / 12:15 am - 1:30 am
Ghostly International

TYCHO / live a/v band / 10:45 pm - 11:45 pm
Ghostly International

LUSINE / live / 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Ghostly International

BRANDY GRAY / visuals

TJ DAVIS / visuals
Doors at 9:00 pm : $30 : All Ages : FREE WITH DB PASS

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Brandy Gray

Decibel // Starborne
As Visual Director for Decibel Festival Brandys wide array of technical skills and knowledge of all things visual should inspire both newbies and veterans alike. Before and after the show you will often find her calibrating projectors for projection mapping, assisting in stage design... Read More →
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Ghostly International
Jeff McIlwain has been producing his visceral, melodic strain of abstract electronic music as Lusine for over 10 years now. Originally a Texas native, McIlwain met Shad Scott while living in LA and put out his self titled debut on Scott's imprint, Isophlux. He relocated to Seattle... Read More →
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Matthew Dear

Ghostly International
Depending on whom you ask, Matthew Dear is a DJ, a dance-music producer, an experimental pop artist, a bandleader. He co-founded both Ghostly International and its dancefloor offshoot, Spectral Sound. He’s had remixes commissioned by The XX, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Spoon, Hot Chip... Read More →

T.J. Davis

Lux Collective
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Ghostly International
Tycho is the music project of San Francisco artist and producer Scott Hansen. As Tycho, Hansen blends swirling melodies into vaguely triumphant arcs that crisscross between stuttering beats and vocal samples, creating rolling sonic landscapes that extend into the horizon. Known in... Read More →

Saturday September 29, 2012 9:00pm - Sunday September 30, 2012 1:30am PDT
Showbox at the Market 1426 1st Ave, Seattle