Baths

For mercurial L.A. music-maker Will Wiesenfeld, Baths has been a long time coming. The 21-year-old has spent the better part of his days living amidst "pleasant" and "unremarkable" in the suburbs of the San Fernando Valley, so perhaps it's due to a general lack of local inspiration that Wiesenfeld's own work has never fit into a prefab box of its own. Over the last six years, under the handle of [Post-Foetus], Wiesenfeld has gainfully explored the intersections and outer reaches of both electronic and acoustic music. With Baths, his eclecticism finds its greatest focus yet, in a hail of lush melodies, ghostly choirs, playful instrumentation and stuttering beats.

Wiesenfeld's trip began at age 4, when he willed his parents into enrolling him in piano lessons. (The family upright, purchased that same year, sits in his bedroom today.) By 13, he'd begun artisting his own music using Digital Performer and a MIDI keyboard - a brief, ill-advised foray into Eurobeat that was set right when Wiesenfeld heard Bjork for the first time. Mind blown, he quickly boned up on viola, contrabass, and guitar and took the name [Post-Foetus], stringing together countless live configurations to execute his increasingly inimitable compositions. [Post-Foetus]' fourth album - a Dntel-ish, song-based melange dubbed The Fabric - was released on Mu-Nest in January.

Though Baths represents the next evolution in Wiesenfeld's oeuvre - which also includes the excellent ambient project Geotic - it came together under nigh-opposite circumstances. Last September, [Post-Foetus] was invited by L.A. electronicist Daedelus to share a bill with a handful of local Beat Music luminaries. Witnessing a burgeoning movement firsthand sparked something in Wiesenfeld that the 'burbs never could. In a fit of inspiration, Baths was born, though not into a preexisting scene. As is to be expected, this music goes its own way: fueled by spontaneity, tempered by Wiesenfeld's background in classic songwriting. Those two influences collide in glorious ways on Cerulean, Baths' stunning debut.

Events

April 22, 2014
U Street Music Hall - Washington, DC US
April 23, 2014
Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA US
April 24, 2014
The Space - Hamden, CT US
April 25, 2014
The Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY US
April 27, 2014
Port City Music Hall - Portland, ME US
April 30, 2014
Bones Gate Fraternity - Hanover, NH US
May 1, 2014
S.A.T - Montreal, QC CA
May 2, 2014
Ritual - Ottawa, ON CA
May 3, 2014
Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON CA
May 4, 2014
Magic Stick - Detroit, MI US
May 5, 2014
Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI US
May 8, 2014
The Vogue - Indianapolis, IN US
May 9, 2014
Concord Music Hall - Chicago, IL US
May 10, 2014
Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN US
May 11, 2014
The Aquarium - Fargo, ND US
May 13, 2014
The Starlite - Edmonton, AB CA
May 14, 2014
Commonwealth Bar & Stage - Calgary, AB CA
May 15, 2014
Fortune Sound Club - Vancouver, BC CA
May 16, 2014
Neumo's Crystal Ball - Seattle, WA US
May 17, 2014
Rotture - Portland, OR US
May 18, 2014
WOW Hall - Eugene, OR US
May 21, 2014
The Independent - San Francisco, CA US
May 22, 2014
Cellar Door - Visalia, CA US
May 23, 2014
Constellation Room - Santa Ana, CA US
May 24, 2014
Casbah - San Diego, CA US