City of the Sun

Barboza Presents

City of the Sun

Leon of Athens

Friday 11/2

7:00 pm

Barboza

$12.00

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This event is 21 and over

City of the Sun
Leon of Athens
London based indie-pop star Leon of Athens channels the flamboyant beauty of Sufjan Stevens, Perfume Genius and Grizzly Bear alongside a similar widescreen pop sensibility as Tame Impala, Foster The People and Phoenix. His brand new album Xenos is a beautiful, thoughtful piece of work. It showcases just why he has become a huge live draw in Greece – where he plays to audiences in their thousands – his ever-growing fanbase across Europe and his rising profile in the USA where he has just been confirmed to appear at Okeechobee Festival and SXSW .

The album follows the highly acclaimed release of his debut album Global, championed by the likes of The Guardian, NME, Q, New York Times and more. It is produced by David Kosten (Bat For Lashes, Everything Everything) and is informed lyrically by the refugee crisis, the rise of fascist groups in Europe and the US, but also personal upheavals: fractured relationships, lost faith, youth, freedom and death.

From the uplifting indie-pop of previous singles ‘Aeroplane’ and ‘Fire Inside You’, to the dark creeping electronics of the title track and ‘Xenos’, Leon Of Athens proves himself an intriguing and exciting force. There are delicate moments on the stark piano-led ballads of ‘Letters To My Father’ and ‘Final Moment’, while the album closes with the joyous ode to his favourite place in the world ‘Corfu’.
Venue Information:
Barboza
925 E. Pike St.
Seattle, WA, 98122
http://thebarboza.com